“Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau” by Fine Artist Ron Larson
Thursday February 5, 2015
7:00 p.m. (MST)
Carl Hayden Visitor Center, Glen Canyon Dam Hwy 89 Page, Arizona
The Colorado Plateau encompasses 130,000 square miles and is comprised of some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes in the southwest. With over 60 national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and state parks, the Colorado Plateau’s pristine and distinct natural beauty remains safeguarded for future generations to experience.
Artist Ron Larson preserves the spirit of the wide open spaces, towering rock formations, meandering watercourses, and transitory moments of life on the Colorado Plateau in his watercolor and oil paintings. He often paints on-site surrounded by the inspiring landscape in many parks and monuments. Ron’s newest collection of paintings depict scenes from well-known places such as Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Tribal Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, and other lesser known, but equally stunning, parts of the Colorado Plateau.
As a young person growing up in Utah, Ron’s family spent a lot of time camping, hiking and exploring all over the state. He grew to love the variety and beauty that it held, but has always been the most fascinated by southern Utah. The colors, rocks, sand, vegetation, animals – even the smell of the desert is compelling, and made a lasting impression on him. A collection of Ron’s watercolor and oil paintings will be on display at the Powell Museum in Page, Arizona from February 6, 2015 through January 2016.
To see more of Ron Larson’s work, visit www.ronlarsonartist.com.