Canoeing Past Wild Rice, 12 x 16, Oil on Canvas $750 Available for purchase here
After thirty-five wonderful years of working in Colorado, we now call Amherst, Wisconsin, our home, and our new place of working. While we loved the wild west, the draw to come back to our homeland was great. We are presently surrounded by many friends, some whom we have known all of our lives, and by many artists of all sorts.
As many of you know, we have been working at being artists since 1970 when we first opened our studio and Gallery in Elizabeth, Colorado. We have gone through many transitions including selling the gallery in 1982 and concentrating on selling Ann's paintings through well-established, professional galleries and museums primarily in the southwest.
In 1993 we moved to an adobe home and studios we built in Redstone Canyon to the west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Living and working on the 5000 acre ranch was a dream as the cattle drifted about, bears perused the wild plums, the mountain lions admired our chickens and the garden grew----and the rattlesnakes admired our porch. In 2005 we sold the place in the Canyon and came here to continue our work in art. Both of us still sell in galleries and museums but we like to think we are more relaxed and less inclined to deal with the above wildlife of canyon living.
Life here among the lakes and forests has been and is inspiring and most pleasurable---and that includes the fantastic micro-brewery right here in this charming village.
In March we headed to France to see what it was all about, to see why these French Impressionists were such the rage. Ann finally ran into Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence but found he was not real talkative. However, we did visit his old haunts where Ann was able to paint. While we knew a hundred or so years had passed she felt the Mediterranean Coast was still alive and filled with a multitude of possibilities. The link above left will lead you to some of those efforts and a small dialog of events of our travels. Please visit.
"Reading on the Lighthouse Steps" "10 x 8" oil on canvas
Artwork shown above
This 10"x8" oil is painted on a panel. It is a self portrait of Ann sitting on the Pottawatomie lighthouse steps. In fact, she can be seen painting it on the side bar. Each year we spend time being docents at the historical site. Ann frequently paints while we slave leading tours to the hikers that drift through.
This sculpture is called Ann Louise. It is made of a polymer or bronze and stands 58 inches. Like all of my work at this juncture, I hope that it represents a simple appreciation of some of our basic worldly goods. In this case, four beets. The tag line in the header will lead you to other works that I now have available. Do wander about.
So again, we welcome you to the new site and hope that you can move through it easily. On the top bar are the different areas of the site. I believe it is all self-explanatory. So, do cruise through it and maybe you will find something you will like. David Wright