Located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, our second art tour is in Vail. 100 miles west of Denver, and 30 miles east of Eagle Vail is right in the middle of beautiful! I was amazed at how big the resort is, especially if you visit the new Lionshead village too!
I met Rayla Kundolf, the Gallery Director, and enjoyed the comfortable gallery atmosphere, that even had chairs to allow viewers to relax and enjoy the pieces. Here are a few I found interesting:
"Couples Harmony" by Luis Sottil
"Faithful" by Luis Sottil
"Explosion" by Bates Wilson, highway signs and mixed media
"Foglie Azzure" by Carlo Trost, carved wood
The pieces by this Italian artist are phenomenal. I adore their symmetry, craftsmanship, ingenuity and that little orange leaf that is such an unexpected delight! One aspect that is truly wonderful about these three-dimensional pieces is how necessary it is to see them in person. The way they play with physical space is something that cannot be translated through photography.
This artist has a solo show at Vail International Gallery now until August 7th. The paintings in the show vividly capture the essence of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado has such breathtaking scenery that only a painting with such luminous color and delicate texture created with an artist's loving hand can do it justice. The large scale of the paintings invite the viewer to breathe deep and be transported to a place of serenity.
"Keep", "Run", and "Heaven", by Aaron Fritz, oil
"Sunlit Grove" by Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer, fiber painting