April | May 2014 Feature Articles


Written By Christine Phillips      

MARSHALL NOICE COMES FROM A VERY GENEROUS emotional place — in person and on canvas,” says Liz BoyKin of Lanning Gallery Sedona, Arizona.  “Last spring, he spent some time here, painting in the gallery,” says BoyKin. “I have to say we really missed him when he left; he’s such a pleasure to have around — a very fun presence. And he’s happy to…


Sacred Space

Written By Christy Nielson      

THE SPRAWLING BACKYARD OF Paul and Bonnie Zueger’s Tudor-style home, which sits on an acre just south of Denver in the suburb of Greenwood Village, fit their needs perfectly for many of the 30 years they have lived there. Complete with a fenced-in tennis court and a sparkling swimming pool, it provided entertainment for their five kids as they were growing up.…


Seaside Transformation

Photography By Ciro Coelho       Written By Isabelle Walker      

On a high ridge overlooking the city of Santa Barbara, with its red-tile roofs and harbor that curves around like an embrace, a Spanish-style gem has come into its own. Limestone terraces and steps that climb gradually up a hillside, coupled with a turquoise pool reflecting the area’s almost constant sunshine, make it difficult to believe this was once a…


Kestrel Flies High

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

ETRUSCANS. ASSYRIANS. ABORIGINAL ANIMISTS. Greeks. Romans. Egyptians. Chinese. Cherished, though their works are today as objects of cultural antiquity, artisan stone carvers created imagery that spoke to their contemporary times, yielding insight into the core values of civilizations. One hundred years from now, who will be the visionaries remembered for having had the courage to say something authentic and real about…


The Messenger

Written By Myrna Zanetell      

IF THE PRESENT MIRRORS THE PAST, 2014 promises to be another banner year in the life of Texas-based painter Martin Grelle (GREE-lee), who will celebrate his 60th birthday on September 17. Grelle’s down-to-earth nature and youthful countenance belie the fact that not only has he been a Prix de West Artist and a member of the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA)…