Katy Fox – South Park Road Property

Katy Fox asked to paint a JHLT protected property in South Park for View22: 35 Places because it was the place she first lived when she landed in the valley. New to the project this year, she says of View22, “This is a great opportunity for community involvement as an artist. I value the uniqueness and grandiosity of our environment and would love to create a piece that shows this radiating beauty through my eyes and benefits an organization dedicated to preservation of the area.”

The conservation easement that she was paired with is on a rare hilly feature on the west side of South Park Loop Road, with one-of-a-kind views of the valley in all directions. Painted in the rainy days of late July, we think her piece, “From One to the Other”, captures the grandiosity and radiating beauty of this special view.

– Leslie Steen

South Park Road Property Painting Session – August 14, 2014

One of the things I love about our valley is its dynamic weather. The summer of 2014 has shown us a broad spectrum of what Mother Nature has to offer. Specifically, we experienced a lot more rain than is typical in this part of the world. By July and August we had accumulated twice the annual average. Each time I would attempt to paint at this beautiful property along South Park Road, I would get rained out with a serious downpour. Finally, I would not take ‘no’ for an answer. Instead, I put on my rain slicker and ski pants and set up my easel out of the wind.

 

Two advantages allowed me to get to work – A) there was no lightning and B) oil paint doesn’t dissolve in raindrops!

 

Being at this South Park Road property during a storm is truly special. Perched atop the butte, I felt as if I could reach up and touch the dark clouds that were heavy with rain. Often in this part of the world, storms blow in with a flurry and continue to move on. This is what happened on my day of painting. From the top of the butte, I could be experiencing the storm all the while, looking out across the valley and see the open skies beyond the Teton Range. From this location, I could see the beginning and the end of the same storm.

 

There is a saying, “In Wyoming, we don’t have to look up to see the sky.” This is true from this piece of land. In fact, from there, one is surrounded by it.

-Kathryn Mapes Turner

South Park Road Property

ParkerProp_CreditUnknown2 This painting session is scheduled for June 26th, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates from us to the right so you get our blog posts right in your inbox!

South Park Road Property

ParkerProp_CreditUnknown2This painting session is scheduled for August 14th, 2014. Sign up to receive email updates from us to the right so you get our blog posts right in your inbox!