March 11th & 12th
A Colorado Romance
Artist Troy Collins returns to Horton Fine Art in Beaver Creek this Friday and Saturday, March 10th & 11th. For Collins, nature is a source of inspiration and a reason to celebrate. When it comes to portraying vibrant landscapes, Troy is a force of nature himself. One can watch Troy paint and come to several realizations: First, painting is a celebratory dance. Second, oil colors can be abundantly layered to create colorful, vivacious, almost three-dimensional textures until they become a tangible, not just a visual experience. Thirdly, the artist's palette knife is a hugely versatile creative tool.
Troy Collins, a Montana native, studied with Master Impressionist landscape artist Robert Moore. Blending Impressionism with a touch of Expressionist flair Troy has developed a style so unique that it is recognizable across the room.
When asked about the source of his artistic inspiration Troy says: ''I have always found inspiration and spiritual rejuvenation in the wilderness. Translating my experience with Nature into artistic creation has been the focus of my adult life''.
Troy, who mainly paints using palette knives, portrays landscapes from a multitude of images stored as memories. He is mostly in love with aspen trees. ''Each one is so distinctive,'' he explains, ''they are like people. Each tree has a unique character. I have never seen two aspens that look alike. Aspens are as varied as snowflakes''.
Troy Collins has a faithful group of collectors who appreciate his need to move, inspire, and awaken the viewer to the natural beauty around us.
Come and enjoy the magic and wonder of artist Troy Collins demonstrating his palette knife painting technique at the Horton Fine Art gallery. Troy will be available throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. A special Artist's Reception will take place in the gallery on Friday, March 10th from 3pm – 7pm.
Horton Fine Art is located in Beaver Creek, on the Plaza level of the Park Hyatt, next to the ice rink. Call 970-949-1660 or visit hortonfineart.com to learn more.