Though just inland from the 118-year-old arts community of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, a gently rolling eight-acre property resembled the fairytale settings one would more likely encounter in the foothills of Tuscany. With mighty oak trees rising against a backdrop of verdant slopes, the environment felt blissfully...

When Utah artist G. Russell Case paints the Southwest desert, he explains that his purpose as an artist is not to seek glory or renown for himself but merely to celebrate the beauty of nature and his reverence for creation. A pair of recent paintings provide...

STANDING ON A DOCK ALONG THE WARWICK RIVER IN VIRGINIA ONE MOONLIT SUMMER NIGHT, Jennifer Moses pulled out her portable set of gouache paints. She made color notes and sketches of the scene before her: a full moon amid wispy clouds, the river’s purple-blue water,...

IF CURVY AND COLORFUL POST-MODERN DETAILS, GLASS BLOCKS, and a prodigious amount of pink — on moldings, cabinets, floors, and logs — ever came back in style, this 1990s home in the notable Owl Creek neighborhood near Colorado’s Snowmass Village would be the Rocky Mountain’s...

AT THE BASE OF THE MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS IN ARIZONA, the views of the Sonoran Desert feel endless, and the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix appear below as a carpet of sparkling light at nighttime. Here, at the DC Ranch, its founders declare that the created...

IT’S ALL ABOUT AUTHENTICITY,” SAYS ARTIST DAVID DORNAN. “Passion and process are everything for me, because if the passion and joy of the process aren’t there, you might as well be putting hubcaps on at the Ford factory.” A peripatetic creator, Dornan finds subjects for his...

LIVING PART-TIME ON A RANCH FOREVER changed the lives of art collectors Ray Harvey and his wife Kay. With a permanent residence in Tennessee, Harvey first fell in love with the West while hunting elk in Colorado. Consequently, the couple purchased a ranch near Chromo...

ARTIST JOSEPH McGURL CREATES PAINTINGS that are brilliant flights of his imagination. He doesn’t replicate nature’s landscapes; he inspires with masterful compositions that spring from decades of outdoor observations and experiences. Each painting tells an eloquent, emotional truth about the natural world. As Ralph Waldo...

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