SHE CALLS IT THE “PERFECT ACCIDENT.” As a fine art student focusing on sculpture at Colorado State University (CSU) in 1990, Sandy Graves...

MOST OF OUR EXPERIENCES WITH WILDLIFE ARE FLEETING. A swish of movement in willowy tundra grass reveals a glimpse of a leopard’s tail. Turning a cor...

RAISED IN A SMALL TOWN IN SOUTHERN COLORADO, Susan Roberts grew up around horses. Spending time at her grandparents’ nearby cattle ranch, she also a...

THE SETTING WAS NOTHING SHORT OF EPIC. With 270 acres of private land in a Rocky Mountain valley, backing up to pristine Bureau of Land Management wil...

TRAILBLAZER. ICONOCLAST. OUTLAW. So Antoine Predock has been hailed throughout his illustrious 52-year career. A charismatic risk-taker whose work joi...

FOR KEVIN POURIER,  creating art is about beauty, tradition, spirit, and, most importantly, it’s about making an impactful statement. “People say...

THE JAPANESE TERM SHINRIN-YOKU, which translates to “forest bathing,” refers to the practice of connecting with and taking in nature to improve o...

Pulling on a pair of borrowed rain boots, I hop into an ATV with Tim Soderquist, land manager of Spread Oaks Ranch. We drive off, splashing through th...

If you think Nashville is just about the music, you’d be right — and wrong. The city embraces the soubriquet “Music City U.S.A.,” but it’s s...

Modern Screen by Jesse Small With a dual major in sculpture and ceramics, artist Jesse Small explores the idea of “decoration,” believing that the...

In 1948, a young photographer named Gordon Parks spent weeks getting to know and aiming his camera at the gritty world of 17-year-old Leonard “Red...

Panoramic views of the Jemez Mountains greet David McElroy when he enters his studio on the high plains of New Mexico. A window in place of two garage...

Mosaic artist Marlea Taylor began her fine-art career in printmaking. But frustrated with the limits of working on paper, she decided to delve into mo...

Jamie Burnes creates his art through encounters with environmental detritus. The found objects he uses in his sculptures reveal themselves as tree tru...

Through her work with animal rescues and sanctuaries, cleaning cages and transporting injured wild animals to urgent care, Allison Leigh Smith transla...

Spoken through the language of color, Roger Hayden Johnson applies a meditative sheen on his paintings of small rowboats. Devoid of figures or movemen...

Jennifer Johnson’s vintage poster paintings embody the deep-seated relationship Americans have with their national parks. As a child, Johnson grew u...

A few weeks ago, while typing away, I received a phone call from Jared Swanson. “Christine. I have some news.”  What followed was an exchange abo...

When she couldn’t find a suitable chandelier for her Barbie’s townhouse, young Anita Lang disassembled her mom’s crystal bracelet and fashioned ...

Spring and early summer sales see Western landscapes and Americana hit high marks There is a secret about art auctions, and like all secrets, it shoul...

CHRISTOPHER BURKETT’S COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS achieve a dignity all but vanished in this digital age. His prints convey the natural world through a se...

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHYER CURTIS SPEER knows something about transformation. In the years since his still lifes have gained the approbation of collectors...

LAST SEASON, THE TIPPET RISE ART CENTER finished its year with an extravaganza encompassing spectacle, performance, and fire. Sculptor Stephen Talasni...

IT WAS 1980 WHEN JIM DAGER FIRST saw Heart Mountain while traveling through Cody, Wyoming, on his way to Billings, Montana. Driving past Cody’s most...

IT’S EASY TO GRASP WHY A HOUSE ON A BLUFF OVERLOOKING downtown Reno, Nevada, has come to be called Shapeshifter. Depending on your vantage point...

AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE TAYLOR AND EAST RIVERS lies the sleepy town of Almont, Colorado, an anglers paradise located halfway between the resort commu...

Tucked away among tall, lush pines in Western Montana, near the West Fork of the Bitterroot River and at the base of Trapper Peak, an oasis-like getaw...

A little more than 25 years ago, actress Ariana Richards screamed and trembled her way into our hearts in the movie “Jurassic Park,” filmed in Kau...

Hisani Table Lamps by Ankole Living While we love these Hisani table lamps for their natural elements, we also love the story behind them. It all bega...

Jim Verdone’s mantra is “less is more.” At Verdone Landscape Architects in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, he’s gained a following for creating artful ...

The pitchfork is what many people notice first, its tines sharp and unforgiving, its handle rigid in the farmer’s grip. His eyes stare coolly, and h...

In his studio, Steven Handelman oversees the design and creation of wrought ironworks. Each piece is handmade by skilled craftsmen and fashioned one a...

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