Working in both oil and pastel, Lydia Pottoff creates impressionistic landscapes and figurative works that focus on the interplay of light and color in the natural world. She paints in the studio and ‘en plein air’. Painting outside on location allows her to capture that sense of place and wonder that only comes with direct observation. Lydia enjoys teaching classes, participating in group and solo shows, and plein air events.
Curtis Ghent is a Colorado native who has been a professional landscape photographer for the past five years. When asked about Colorado, he often responds, “I am always inspired by the beauty, grandness, and how dramatic it can be. It is a gift we should all cherish and preserve. I love the change of seasons when the landscape takes on a new set of sights, sounds, and smells.” Although the majority of Curtis’s photography skills are self taught, he studies the work of other photographers. However, he believes that time spent in the field experimenting with different techniques is the best teacher.