Tony Zellaha

Wall Partner: Conscience Bay Company

Location: 929 Pearl Street

Tony Zellaha is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. His works are largely based upon the relationships concerning humans and nature. Known for his colorful, whimsical style he divides his time between large scale site specific murals, chalk/pastel art and acrylic paintings on various surfaces. He studied the fine arts at Colorado State University and received a BFA with a graphic design concentration. He has produced both public and private commissioned work for collectors and for businesses.

The Uncompahgre Fritillary Butterfly (endangered) only found in the San Juan Mountains. The 15 gradient shadows casting represent recent butterfly extinctions since the early 1800’s. “While extinction of animal species is part of the natural process of evolution, the expansion of the human species has led to significant increases in the extinction rate. Because humans share ecosystems with endangered species, our quality of life and our survival is linked to them. Habitat destruction, climate change, resource depletion and other factors have increased the extinction rate by a factor of 1,000, putting substantial pressure on thousands of the most vulnerable creatures on the planet.” - Milton Kazmeyer