About the artist

 Artist's Statement:

Art is complicated. My own art is a bifurcated passion. One limb is socially conscious narratives about women and what women wear, and the other is a pure addiction to the scintillation of the observed, the beauty I see and then interpret in a graphic response. More than a printmaker, or painter, I think of myself as a maker of images.

I enjoy working at the press as well as teaching printmaking at colleges and studio workshops.  It’s one of those things that allows me to dive deep into process, carving, inking and printing assorted images; to dwell in print traditions that date back to the 15th century and bring my own sensibility to each image, always with a mind for beauty and composition.



Ouida lives in Delta, Colorado after a short stay in Denver. She came to Colorado from a small New Mexican pueblo named Mesilla where she left behind a large garden with fruit trees and a historic adobe home. She is enjoying creating a new home and garden in a turn-of-the-century bungalow with space for a garden and a carriage house in the back, perfect for her re-imagined studio. 



Mixx Atelier, Telluride, CO.

Artful Home, Madison WI. 

Tubac Art and Gifts Gallery, Tubac, AZ

Kalisher Art Publishing, Carrboro, NC

MakeWest Art Publishing, Denver, CO




Curriculum Vitae:                  


Master of Arts/ Studio Arts (Painting and Printmaking), University of Missouri Kansas City 2003

BFA Painting, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO 2000

Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh Scotland, Screen Printing workshop 2016

International Art School, Summer Session w/ Lennart Anderson, Umbria, Italy 2000

Summer workshops at Univ. So. Dakota, Vermillion in printmaking (3 summers) Papermaking, Letterpress, Solar Plate Etching, Reduction Printmaking 2004-2007

AA Fashion Design, AA Patternmaking, El Centro College, Dallas, TX 1984


Exhibitions (recent)

Mixx Atelier,  Iconic, group show, Telluride CO, March 2023

T41st Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY 2022

Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Museum, Jonesboro, AR 2022

Coors Western Art Exhibition, Denver Colorado, 2021, 2022

Brand 48, Works on Paper, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA 2020

Arvada Center, Arvada, CO, ‘528.0’- Printmaking exhibition, 2020

ArtGymDenver, Nude vs Naked, 2019

Palace Press, Santa Fe, NM, Poems & Prints, Poetry Broadsides, 2019

Arts Benicia, Benicia CA, In the Fields, Botanical Lore, 2018

1+1=1 Gallery,The Body, group show, 2018, Helena MT

Gallery 110, Greetings from the Anthropocene, group show, 2017 Seattle, WA

Gallery at Big Picture, Paint, Pixels and Ink, 2017, Las Cruces, NM

Parkside Art Gallery, 25th National Parkside Small Print Exhibition, 2017, U.of W. Kenosha

1+1=1 Gallery,The Body, group show, 2017, Helena MT 


Awards and Honors

Amalgama Grafica Internacional VI Americas, invitational portfolio participant 2022

Selected Visual Artist Award for all media 15th Taos Summer Writers Conference, University of New Mexico 2013

Selected Visual Artist Award, promotional print media, 98th Annual Membership Exhibition, California Society of Printmakers, 2011

Cover Art Award, catalog, New Mexico Book Association, 2009

Public Collections

Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla State Monument, Mesilla New Mexico

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

Federal Building, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM


Academic/Professional Work Experience

Grand Mesa Arts Center: workshops on various techniques of printmaking

Ah Haa School of the Arts Center: workshops on woodcut, chine collé, and monoprinting.

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: Adjunct Professor.

Orientation to Art (2014-present), Intro. to Printmaking (2015-2018), Drawing l (Fall 2013)

Univ. of Mo. Kansas City: summer printmaking workshop July 2017

 El Paso Museum of Art: Adult classes in printmaking, Jan.2009, 2010, 2011

In Studio workshops: painting, printmaking- ongoing


(Conversations about representation or licensing of my artwork are welcome. Please contact me by email. ouidatouchon@gmail.com          Thank you.)