Artist George Coll visits Horton Fine Art in Beaver Creek Saturday

"High Country Lake," by George Coll.

If you go ...

Who: Artist George Coll.

Where: Horton Fine Art, Beaver Creek.

When: Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

More information: Call 970-949-1660.

BEAVER CREEK — Every summer, plein-air artist George Coll packs his two llamas, who he fondly calls “The Boys,” with special saddles he created. Coll and the animals travel in the backcountry with packs chock full of brushes, canvases and lots of oil colors so Coll can dedicate a few weeks to his favorite adventure: finding the perfect light for his next landscape masterpiece. He likes to head out into the Colorado and Wyoming wilderness, away from noise and distraction, and simply focus on the creative process of landscape painting.

Painting plein-air requires a great deal of planning and a swift execution, since we all know how quickly summer sunshine can turn into a thunderous rainstorm. Each of his landscapes has a great story to go with it and Coll is a master storyteller.

Coll, now in his 60s, has been painting for over 30 years. He loves the great outdoors and loves inspiring the viewers with his great compositions by capturing the impermanent renditions of light on shapes.

Coll is bringing his latest landscapes and freshest fine art to the Horton Fine Art gallery today. He’ll be painting and sharing his latest wilderness adventure with the public from 10 a.m. until closing.

For further information about this event, call Horton Fine Art gallery at 970-949-1660.

Support Local Journalism