Ouray Winter – 40×30 Oil

Ouray Winter – 40×30 Oil. Winter makes its first advance on the deep Ouray valley as witnessed from my Twin Peaks perch. The cold cloudless sky breaks for the sun, holding off the next winter storm, while town shrugs off the latest snow fall. The cold air stings my nose. I contemplate the Million Dollar Highway’s improbably route out of the valley and south through the Uncompahgre Gorge. The comforting silence of high altitude on a still day is eventually interrupted by the need to keep moving to stay warm.

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Above the Fall – 36×24 Oil

Above the Fall – 36×24 Oil. The view from the rim of the Bookcliffs above Palisade is always amazing. In late fall the setting sun cast deep shadows across the valley with the trees in full color. The Colorado River reflected the darkening blue sky in a perfect arc across the valley. I stopped in my tracks to take in the feeling so I could relive it with a painting. After capturing that brief moment I was off again to find my way before it was too dark.

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Red Mountain Morning II – 24×36 Oil

Red Mountain Morning II – 24×36 Oil. The morning sun on Red Mountain revisited as a tighter framed vertical view. Ironton Park rests in the valley as the deep morning shadows begin to give way to light. When I’m making the round trip up Horse Thief, across Bridge of Heaven, and back down Bear Creek I often stop here and take in the view. Every time I do, I see something new.

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St. Mary’s Medical Center

I am very happy to announce that my original oil, “Red Mountain Morning” along with a giclée print “Beyond” now belong to the St. Mary’s private collection. They can be seen on the 11th floor of the newly remodeled Century Tower of the St. Mary’s Medical Center at 2635 N 7th St in Grand Junction. The meditative quite of early morning sun creeping over the San Juan Mountains has always brought me a feeling of inner peace; hopefully these works will do the same for patients and staff of the new building.
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The Fall – 60×36 Oil

The Fall – 60×36 Oil. Best of all he love the fall, the leaves yellow and high blue windless sky. It’s the vanishing frontier out your backdoor on a crisp fall day in the high desert. Towering trees turned bright yellow, standing guard at the open mouth of a shaded canyon, inviting escape, inviting sanctuary.

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Radial Tangent – 30×24 Oil

Radial Tangent – 30×24 Oil. The latest in my bike series captures the visual dynamics of the rear derailleur. As metaphor, it takes effort to shine bright, to cut through the mundane, to break through the sameness we are cultured unwittingly to strive towards. Yet when we take that tangent from the everyday and in to the unknown, we truly live.

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Canyon View

I am very happy to announce that my original oils, “Red Break Blue”, “Vineyard View” and “Olive Ride II” now belong to the Canyon View Medical Plaza private collection. They can be seen in the second floor lobby of the new state of the art Canyon View Medical Plaza at 2373 G. Rd in Grand Junction. Hopefully you won’t find yourself in need of outpatient services anytime soon, but if you find your way to the new building check out my art.
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Vineyard View – 24×30

Vineyard View – 24×30. I revisited the rolling view atop a vineyard as a larger commissioned work for my last Canyon View piece. This stylized view while initially inspired from a trip to Napa could just as easily be from East Orchard Mesa overlooking Palisade and the Colorado River. A view I routinely see from my bike throughout the year. Extended rows of vines rolling lazily towards the river, broken only by stands of trees, and the morning mist hanging over the river.

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Olive Ride II – 24×30 Oil

Olive Ride II – 24×30. I revisited this intimate view of olives as a larger commissioned work for my second Canyon View piece. When riding a bike through wine country it can be easy to miss the olive trees planted in and around the vineyards. Sometimes you have to stop to take in the small things that are beautiful and amazing around us lest we miss them. The sun peaks through the branches as the olives moderate basking in the warmth of the sun by shading themselves with each other.

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Red Break Blue – 72×48 Oil.

Red Break Blue – 72×48 Oil. Fresh paint, I revisited the Colorado National Monument’s Red Canyon as a much larger commissioned work. The low winter sun casts long shadows in to the wide canyon. The deep blue of the Grand Valley in the distance as the sun hits the colorful rock walls layering above the sandy pinion basin.

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