We had the good fortune of connecting with Rebecca Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rebecca, how does your business help the community?
I love to give back to my community through pro bono work or gifting my photography services and my art to non-profits in my area. I think giving our time and talents to help others is so important. When we do this, we fill up our souls and bless others. I am privileged to capture the work of several non-profits in action in the Fort Collins area. In addition, I have been told that my social media makes an impact when sharing my fine art daily along with messages of hope, positivity, and gratitude. My goal in posting beautiful images is to make people feel something outside themselves, to know they are not alone! With the world in such a state, I seek to be a light, bring a smile, or a reminder that there are so many things to keep our eyes on outside of our troubles and ourselves. There is so much around us to be grateful for and so many people we can help along the way. I hope to sell my work or my services, but even more than that I hope to bring joy to those who cross my path.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My goal is to help everyday people create sacred spaces so they can enjoy the peaceful calm of nature in their very own homes or offices. I think one of the things I am most excited about is my large wall art. I have built a business turning my art into large pieces to fill homes and businesses with a feeling, not just a picture on the wall. I sell small works of art as well and have products that make great gifts, but I love the big stuff. I have brought the wild inside spaces to make them come alive. The huge wall pieces that make you feel something when you enter a room. Building an art business has taken time, it has had its ups and downs for sure. I started in 2013 for fun, I have been blessed to have a 30-year career in taking care of people in my Neuromuscular Therapy Practice as I built this second career from a hobby into a profession and adventure. These life experiences flow over into my portrait work and my fine art, I love authentic connections with people and wildlife. I have always had crazy encounters in nature and with wildlife and I feel so lucky to share this with others. I want clients hearts to be happy in their spaces, bringing nature inside that bring them joy and contentment. I am a Colorado Native and love the outdoors and everything furry and feathered. I hope my passion shows in my work, because I thrive in the fresh air looking for the next moment. Whether it be in the middle of nowhere Alaska, on the beaches of Florida, or in my FrontRange backyard here in Colorado I look for beauty even in the broken. I just decided one day to buy a second-hand camera and carry it everywhere. I started capturing those everyday moments that happen all around us, in the backyard, on the side of the road, or purpose driven on an adventure and it’s been a blessing ever since.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh, I think we are so lucky to live here in Colorado. I happen to live in Northern Colorado area in Fort Collins. If you had the perfect week in Colorado I would start with an evening at Fox and the Crow for a glass of wine and a cheese plate in Fort Collins. I would recommend a mountain adventure in the fall colors up any of our canyons. I would get your friends up before daylight and head to Estes Park to go over Fall River Road in the Rocky Mountains National Park, stop at a few fun places to see what wildlife you could find. Have a picnic somewhere on top of Trailridge on some tall rocky view because that place is a must. Maybe keep going and head into Grandby and get on a boat and play in the cold mountain waters for a day. I would check out Hot Sulpher Springs for a nice soak and a quiet moment in the mountain air. Drive to Steamboat Springs to chase all the aspen colors and have a local brewery tour. I would hop over to the western slope for the last couple of days and ride the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Then maybe spend the last couple of days and take in an art festival and see how many mountain passes you could summit. Maybe, stay in Telluride or Crested Butte and take long hikes in the fall colors and finish the day and eat at some of the hottest local restaurants. My theme for a friend’s visit would be Colorado colors, fresh mountain air, and a road trip of course.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to give a shoutout to a local Fort Collins friend who is trying to keep building a non-profit chapter for two different organizations that I volunteer time for. Marcie Kay heads up the My Happy Place Fort Collins non-profit they help finance and make-over bedrooms for children with chronic and terminal illnesses in Fort Collins and surrounding areas. The intention behind this is believing these kids deserve a Happy Place to try and rest and recover in, designed just for them. A child is nominated and approved through a vetting process and then a group of volunteers spends a weekend doing a room makeover. These rooms are created into a fun beautiful theme, while a local hotel sponsors the family in a room. Gift certificates for meals are donated as well so they can enjoy family time. These rooms are so great and bring such joy to these kiddos who need some fun in the real struggles they find themselves in. Marcie Kay also just newly launched a chapter of My Happy Haven in Fort Collins, which will do the same for women who are fighting a battle with cancer. This mission has had a little bit of a damper on it like most things during this time, but my friend is moving forward with what can be done. Fundraising for rooms for these amazing families and coming up with amazing room ideas so they can have a beautiful space to recover in and fight the battle. I hope she can do more rooms as we come through this pandemic. I hope you will check out what others are doing in your area to bring brightness to others that need our love, my friend is a light in our Northern Colorado community.
Rebecca Gutersohn Adams & Colorado Born Images