August | September 2014 Feature Articles

Wild and Fearless

Written By Jason Williams      

IN A GENRE OF ART ONCE DOMINATED BY MEN, an extraordinary group of women are driving fresh, expressionistic styles painted from the heart and untethered by traditionalism. Some might call what is happening in the West a movement in wildlife art. At the very least it reflects a western migration of talented female artists. Brave enough to uproot from far-away homes…


Monuments Man

Written By B. Byron Price      

PAUL MOORE MAY VERY WELL BE THE MOST VERSATILE and prolific figurative sculptor working in America today. During the past two decades, he has completed what many artists might consider a lifetime of work, much of it monumental in scale. Dozens of subjects — cowboys and Native Americans, presidents and athletes, governors and congressmen, doctors and educators, generals and philanthropists…


Casa Grande

Written By Shari Morrison      

DAVID AND LISA BARKER LOVE TO PROTECT THE HISTORYY in which they are lucky enough to live. Their way of preserving history is by saving historic buildings and homes. At their home, on the Old Santa Fe Trail in the capital city of New Mexico, Lisa reflects on a life’s worth of projects. “This isn’t the first renovation we’ve been through,”…


The Enlightenment of Seth Winegar

Written By Steve Phillips      

AFTER MANY YEARS UNDER THE RADAR, Seth Winegar is rapidly gaining altitude, soaring into the bucolic skies of Western Americana art. The prolific landscape artist, who turned 40 this year, is raising eyebrows and selling well at high-end Western galleries. His work sold out at the prestigious Coors Western Art Exhibit last January in Denver. Winegar uses a muted palette, bold brushstrokes…


Denver Botanical Gardens Unveils New Science Pyramid

Written By Eliza Cross      

RISING SKYWARD NEAR TWIN WATER TOWER fountains on the lush grounds of the Denver Botanic Gardens, a sleek, black pyramid glitters in the sunlight, housing an interactive exhibit that promises to both educate and entertain visitors. The Science Pyramid is the latest addition to the 24-acre complex that houses one of the top botanical gardens in the United States, with living collections…


To the Point

Written By Isabelle Walker       Photography By Lisa Romerein      

FROM THE OUTSIDE, Lyndie Benson’s home — with its bay windows, shutters and climbing ivy — oozes New England charm. But over the threshold, form and geography coalesce in an easy livable elegance that is uniquely and blissfully Malibu. A surfboard hangs on the wall as art; French doors lead to an expansive teak deck that gives way to a…