Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
"While staying at the Forbes' Trinchera Ranch in southern Colorado, I was intrigued by seeing this heavy cloud layer every morning hovering below Mt. Blanca's impressive peak of 14,351 feet. The cloud layer created an atmospheric division between the cool shadows below and the bright, warm light above."
The artist's particular bold, broad brushwork magnifies a sense of epic in this pristine scene. The painting exemplifies the American West as an expansive land of free spirit and boundless possibilities. The colors are opulent and there is an intriguing sense of mystery about the subject, a Shangri-la feeling. The presentation of the painting makes a grand entrance statement.
The artist began the painting in 2006 and completed it in November of 2017.
Maxwell House, Western Justice Center Foundation in partnership with California Art Club, Pasadena, California, November 2017
Maynard Dixon Country/Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts, Mt. Carmel, Utah, August 23-25, 2013
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