December 2012 | January 2013 Feature Articles



The Painting Life of Riley

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

When it comes to assessing a painter’s legacy, integrity of work and solid investment value, there are some critics adamant in the belief that pedigrees matter. Here is a lineage that only a single man in American fine art can claim: Kenneth Pauling Riley is the last surviving student of the great painter-teacher Harvey Dunn [1884–1952]. While this anecdote alone is…

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Color Rides the Winds

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

Think Cézanne at Mont-Sainte Victoire. Monet at Giverny. Van Gogh at Arles. Bierstadt in Yosemite. Or Russell Chatham, even, in a dell named Paradise. Pick a setting that’s been glorified two-dimensionally for visual posterity. What does it say about the artist’s relationship to that piece of terra firma? Is it enduring or ephemeral? Was it painted as a drive-by or…

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Painting his Passions

Written By Jenna Vandenberg      

Eldridge Hardie is not one to take the path of least resistance. Whether it’s Atlantic salmon or permit, some of his favorite places to fish are those in which landing two or three fish in a week constitutes a good catch. He grins as he talks about keeping up with his son while hunting waterfowl in Saskatchewan. “At 70, I was…

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Let there be light

Written By Helen Thompson       Photography By Ryann Ford      

When Austin interior decorator Elizabeth Stanley decorates a client’s house, her signature style is sophisticated and witty. When Stanley decorated her own house, she was able to give that imprimatur full sway, mixing high-style Modernism with an intelligent injection of flea market treasures, vintage pieces, fine antiques and contemporary art. Her secret: The decorator loves garage sales, particularly in the…

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In the Abstract

Written By Johnny D. Boggs      

Tell you what,” Poteet Victory says in his laid-back Oklahoma drawl as we enter his second-floor studio at McLarry Modern on Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Canyon Road. “I’ll give you a name. You tell me what you see, but you gotta get your mind in a space, and say the first things that pop into your mind. Ready? ... Georgia O’Keeffe.” “Pastels.…

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Casual Collecting

Photography By Matthew Millman      

Crunching along a gravel driveway that winds through snow-flecked pine trees south of the Jackson Hole airport, I eventually come around a corner and a relaxed, happily situated rock, log and barn-wood home greets me. Its oxidized corrugated-steel roof glints under the winter sun. Trees — mostly lodgepole pine — tower around the perimeter. In the background, craggy mountains loom…

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