Ledges of the Tapeats by Curt Walters
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- Limited Edition of: 30 Giclées
- Image Size: 30"w x 25"h.
For rafters on the Colorado River, the geologic splendor of the Grand Canyon rises at times a mile above them. The canyon’s inner gorge opens and closes, revealing and concealing sweeping vistas of towering cliffs, buttes and mesas. Floating downstream is a multihued descent through a North American geologic timeline.
The descent can also be sweltering. Arrival at the tapeats’ ledges represents the chance to get out of the beating sun and enjoy some cool shade. This layer of the Canyon was formed nearly half a billion years ago when Cambrian Seas covered the American southwest. Its exposure by the relentless, erosive force of the Colorado is a godsend to the river-borne tourist.
Recognized by "Art of the West Magazine" as one of the “eight TRUE Masters” painting today, Curt Walters is renowned for capturing the Canyon’s myriad of faces and temperaments. No collection of Southwestern art is complete without a Walter’s landscape.
Curt Walters Curt Walters of Sedona, Arizona is a plein-air impressionist known around the world for his impeccable interpretation of the Grand Canyon. Although near and dear to his heart, the Grand Canyon is not Walters’ only scenic love. He often returns to Colorado and New Mexico for painting sojourns, and while his North American travels have taken him from sea to shining sea and from Canada to Mexico, his overseas journeys have brought Walters to some of the world’s most exotic locations. Each year Walters’ artwork can be seen at many of America’s top Western art shows. Three of the most prominent are the Prix de West exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center and the Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Within the last decade Walters has won over ten awards from these prestigious exhibitions, including three Patrons’ Choice awards and two Purchase awards.