Winter Wonderland

Categories: 2020 January-February Issue, Cotton, Brent, Landscape, Mendlik, Kami, Moore, Jay, Moses, Jennifer, Oil, Smith, Matt, Turner, Cecy, and Wildlife.

Something magical, almost mystical occurs with a snowfall. It brings with it great joy, which is readily apparent when you watch a young child seeing snow for the first time, or attempting to swallow the flakes as they fall. They also seem compelled to lay down in it, swinging their arms and legs to and fro as they create snow angels.

Snow evokes a myriad of emotions. It can carry with it a sense of peace and wellbeing that for some involves sitting inside by a fire and watching the snow gently falling outside. On the other hand, it can be exciting for outdoor enthusiasts, who can’t wait to strap on a pair of skis or snowshoes and head out to make their marks in it. Snow also brings with it a sense of renewal, covering the landscape in a soft, white blanket, much as a parent might tuck a child into bed at night with the promise of a bright, new day in the morning.

Snow illuminated by the sun or the moon is fascinating, seeming to come alive as passing clouds change its color or winds change its texture. Artists who paint the snow say they do so for many reasons, including being captivated by its “vibration of colors,” its reflective qualities, and the patterns of light and shadow on those glistening, frozen jewels.

Kami Mendlik

8” x 10”

Brent Cotton

Morning on the Missouri
36” x 44”

Jennifer Moses

Teton Valley Winter
7” x 12”

Cecy Turner

Enjoying the View
22” x 28”

Jay Moore

At Home Beneath Sleeping Indian
40” x 60”

Matt Smith

Fresh Snow Under Sheep Mountain
16” x 20”