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 Its no secret that the Vail Valley has a great selection of reputable art galleries to peruse well-know artists from around the globe. While the galleries are a great place to be inspired and keep an eye on art trends, many times the gallery prices aren’t the right fit for every budget. The great news is that the “Art on the Rockies” event in Edwards is a great venue for people with varying budgets and tastes with the bonus factor of celebrating, and meeting, many talented artists that may not yet be represented in galleries. We also love that a larger number of the artists reside in Colorado so their artwork has the character so many of our clients are trying to capture for their homes. Celebrating its second year in Edwards, Art on the Rockies 2015 has shown us some of our (new) favorite artists.

As we admired the brightly colored pieces up close, the artist casually mentioned, “I don’t use brush strokes.” Wait, what?! That made us take another look and as we chatted with Jessica Wright some more, she explained that her technique of “throwing paint” on her work came out of frustration for a piece that wasn’t working. Her family came in and thought it was her best work! The visual texture she is able to create is really outstanding, and her piece was a show favorite for us.
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Loved “The Bungalow Collection” made from beeswax. The visual texture and colors achieved in this medium were very unique and quite beautiful.
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Stefan had an amazing collection of pieces that are a colorful and modern representation of Swiss chalets on the side of a mountain. The collection of four pieces shows the same chalets through the four seasons, depicting shadow and color changes based upon where the sun is oriented. Heres’ the 24″x24″ “Summer” below.
This next artist, Gary W. Johnson, was an absolute favorite for Kayce. She and her husband plan to have one of this artist’s pieces in their garden very soon! Sense of humor, up cycling, and funky. LOVE.

Gorgeous photography and a very sweet, approachable artist passionate about her work. The framing she offers was the perfect fit for her work and great for one-stop shopping.

The three-dimensional aspect of this piece was incredible, not to mention the scale (see what we did there) at around 6’x4′. The use of the elk horn around the outline of the fish is genius! Sure to be a conversation piece in a boutique hotel or home with a fly fishing enthusiast.
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Do you have a favorite artist or piece you absolutely love? Share it with us!
xo LKW