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The Arts
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild

Boulder City Artist Profile
Boulder City is graced by the presence of Aileen Dike, a fine contemporary watercolor artist. She is well known throughout the community for her artwork and her work in the arts. Her pet project is helping the ABC Art Center with projects and exhibits (and money when she can get it from the Art Guild).

Aileen was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and came to the United States as a war bride after World War II. Her accent is still noticeable and is one of her most desirable traits.

She is mostly self taught in watercolor but has attended many instructional workshops and classes at Canada College in Redwood City, California and studied with Zoltan Szarbo, Daniel Umberger. She has taken short courses with Carl Purcell and Osral Allred at Snow College in Utah.

Her work is very representative of the world around her. Her landscapes, animal life and bird life reflect living in the southwestern United States environs and are her favorite subjects. Florals such as this one are prevalent in her exhibits.

Floral by Aileen Dike

Aileen is an active member of the Boulder City Art Guild Board of Directors as well as a member of the Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel. She is a signature member of the Nevada Watercolor Society and also exhibits at the City Lights Art Gallery in Henderson. Other exhibits that include her work may be seen at the Community College (Boulder City), Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, Boulder City City Hall and Boulder City Animal Hospital.

She participated in the Art in the Park for many years as well as continuously at the Boulder City Fine Arts Festival. She is an award-winning artist whose work is owned by collectors nationally and internationally.

Her work is available in the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel. Visit the Boulder City Art Guild at

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