October | November 2013 Feature Articles



Art Through the Lens of Science

Written By Todd Wilkinson      

WHEN AMERICAN PAINTER LANEY HICKS — best known by her mononymous moniker “Laney” — thinks about wildlife art as it’s been expressed throughout the ages, she sees patterns. Not only those inherent in the aesthetic of natural beauty and the brilliant, varied designs of creation. She also relates in spirit with those whose scientific orientation toward their subjects gives them a shared…

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The Power of Light

Written By David M. Brown       Photography By Bill Timmerman      

THE CONTEMPORARY HOME IN DESERT MOUNTAIN — the north Scottsdale luxury golf community — so eloquently expresses clarity of design with sensitive site integration and honest materials that Oregon architect and developer Garth Brandaw, AIA, and his wife, Joan, a former teacher, purchased it two years ago as a desert retreat when the original owners moved back to Carmel, California. Completed…

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A Life they Know

Written By Laura Zuckerman      

MICHAEL THOMAS CAN STILL REMEMBER THE FIERCE WIND, stinging snow and biting cold of a late fall storm that swept across the rangelands of Wyoming where he and his father were on horseback, driving cattle. Thomas was just a boy when nature unleashed itself and subjected father and son to merciless cold. “I thought I was in trouble,” Thomas recalled.…

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Elegance and Artistry Meld in Park City Contemporary

Written By Steve Phillips       Photography By Richard Springgate      

THIS HOME IS IRRESISTIBLE — it draws you in. The elegant, contemporary masterpiece in Tuhaye, a planned luxury golf community minutes from Park City, Utah, is brilliantly sited to capture vistas in every direction. The owners, relocating after retirement, wanted to recreate the clean exterior and open interior environment of their 1980s vintage contemporary home in Tucson, Arizona. “We wanted a…

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Among Masters

ORIGINALITY IS ONE HALLMARK OF GREAT ART, and there is little chance the paintings of Howard Post can be mistaken for the art of another artist. Post’s images are recognizable through their combination of rich colors, bold compositions and unexpected perspectives. Thematically, his works are entrenched in Western American imagery with depictions of cowboys, horses, cattle and rodeos that highlight ranching…

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