Grand Canyon Painting Expedition
In September 1999, the Grand Canyon Trust hosted fifteen painters, led by Sedona artist, Curt Walters, to raft the Colorado River. From this 10-day painting/ rafting expedition came a unique body of art capturing the power and beauty of the mile-deep Grand Canyon. The artists have donated their extraordinary work to the Grand Canyon Trust and the Colorado Plateau. The art is for sale to benefit the Grand Canyon Trust's Conservation work.
The Grand Canyon Land Trust and the FORBES Magazine Galleries will host an exhibition, " Grand Canyon Expressions; Painting down the Rapids". New York, January 25, 2001, and in San Francisco, April 2, 2001 at the FORBES Galleries.
Artist's included Curt Walters, Bruce Aiken, Joseph Bohler, Marcia Burtt, John Cogan, Michael Coleman, Gil Dellinger, Glenna Hartmann, Mary Helsaple, Greg Hull, Scott Jennings, Kevin Macpherson, Eric Michaels, David Schwindt, and Matt Smith. Katrina Rogers, from the Grand Canyon Trust, accompanied the group and oversaw the arrangements. Our trip was outfitted by Arizona Raft Adventures, (AZRA 1 800 786-7238) .
Trip was documented by Photographer Larry Lindahl and writer Kathleen Bryant, of Sedona, AZ.
During my visit to the Grand Canyon, I kept a painting and written journal of the many interesting things I saw, and of my impressions of the colors and details on my experiences. I use these notes to refresh my memories and to inspire my larger studio paintings.
Click on each of the GCJ numbers below or the left to view each page of the journal. Some of the paintings from this trip are on the website under Scenics.