1015 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

(970) 846-8384

Windfall Fine Art Gallery

Fine Art Gallery | Steamboat Springs Colorado

Fine Art Gallery | Steamboat Springs ColoradoFine Art Gallery | Steamboat Springs Colorado

Meet The Artist



 Acrylic mixed media, paintings & creative art photography

Artist Biography

 Staying close to nature’s beauty, artist Michelle Ideus paints and photographs the unique scenery in and around her home in Steamboat Springs, CO. From a growing photographic collection of cruiser bikes in downtown Steamboat, paintings of landscapes and abstract alpine flowers, to horse inspired mixed media paintings, she captures and shares her passion to change the ordinary. Her portfolio includes original acrylic, mixed media paintings on canvas, creative art photography, giclee prints, fine 

art greeting cards and commission work.


Michelle Ideus received her B.F.A. in 1990 from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Michelle moved to Washington State in 1995, then returned to Colorado in 2002 to live in Steamboat Springs, CO. where she currently resides with her husband Dean Laird and her son Nolan.

Art Shows, Art News & Michelle’s Chronicles:


  • 2012 Bust of Steamboat Artist (11th Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser) sponsored by the Brio Salon.
  • Red Contemporary Gallery’s Artist in Residence Studio- fall 2012 through winter 2013-The Sheraton Hotel. 
  • The Depot Art Show, “Mijika” December 2013, with artists Jill Bergman and Karen Schulman.
  • Colorado Group Realty, May Solo Artist, 2014.
  • “Au Courant” February 2015 Solo Artist Exhibit at Mountain Brew Coffee Shop.
  • Artist Exhibit: Harwigs Art Show, “Squared” with Rachel Hirning, January 2016.
  • Group Exhibit: Center for the Visual Arts Show at Harwigs, May 2016.
  • June-July, 2016- Upcoming Solo Exhibit of New Giclee prints on canvas at Brio Salon.
  • Group Exhibit “Summer Art at the Depot”  Artist Members Show in the Main Gallery.


  • Steamboat Wine Festival Poster Artist 2005.
  • 26th Hot Air Balloon Rodeo & 32nd Art in the Park Poster Artist 2006/Artist Vendor at Art in the Park.
  • Emerald City Opera Poster for the 2006 production of Mozart’s, Don Giovanni.
  • Artist commissioned & sponsored by The Artisan’s Market for “Art Unleashed” Fundraiser for Routt County Humane Society (Artful Labs) 2007.
  • East West Frame Shop-Regular Solo First Friday ArtWalk Artist 2008-2011.