A collection of oil paintings from Salida artist Adrienne Weber are currently on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) now through September 30.
Weber’s collection of oil paintings, titled “Prominent Peaks of the Sawatch Range,” capture and pay tribute to many of the dominant peaks found in our region of Colorado. Per Weber, the Sawatch Range derives its name from the Ute word saguguachipa, which means “Waters of the Blue Earth”.
This collection of mountain paintings includes mountains from the southern end of the Sawatch Range – beginning with Mount Ouray – through the Collegiate Peaks, and completes at the northern end of the mountain range, at Mount Massive.
Weber uses oil paints to develop layers of rugged peaks and terrain while creating tranquility and peacefulness by capturing the light and shadows that play upon the shapes and forms of the landscapes that define her work. It typically takes Weber around four weeks to complete a painting.
“Growing up and living in such a beautiful place, I find myself observing the interaction of the clouds in the sky and their relationship to the mountains, wildlife, bodies of water, and vegetation, says Weber. “I am fascinated with the way sunlight plays upon these shapes and forms.”
Born and raised in Salida, Weber graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Psychology as well as Studio Arts, the latter with an emphasis in Painting and Art History. She earned her elementary and art teaching certifications and went on to teach visual arts in both the St. Vrain Valley and Salida School Districts. Her desire to help others develop artistic skills has also led her to teach private art lessons to children and adults.
Each quarter, HRRMC displays the work of a different regional artist, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. Call 719-530-2217 for more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC.