40 landscape paintings of America were on display at the Fort Collins Senior Center from September 15 through November 14, 2017.
From 1982 through 2002, I made an annual painting trip of three to four weeks in the summer, to escape the flatlands of Indiana and reach the zen of the mountains, an exploratory adventure to view new landscapes. From the coast of Maine to the coast of California, from Canada to the border of Mexico, each area had its own distinct character. You can refer to me as a fair weather artist; only bad weather could dampen my enthusiasm. In 1982, we made our trip in June, but later decided to travel in August for warmer weather. Paintings in the show are from 12 states in the U.S.
Using different media helped explore artistic expression. Watercolor and oil were used in the beginning years; pastels were used later.
If you are a traveler, you should recognize some of the works. If not, you may be enticed to visit the marvels America has to offer. I hope you enjoy the journey and the exhibition.