Karol Mack is widely recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the Western landscape. Her oil paintings evoke the essence and beauty of the natural world as only a master of painting can do. Her paintings range from large renderings of the majestic Rocky Mountains to intimate vignettes of aspen groves, winding streams, waterfalls, and meadows. Her artwork can be found at Loch Vale Fine Art and her studios. She is a Signature Member- Oil Painters of America, a Emeritus Founding Member – Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, an Artist Fellow – American Artists Professional League, and an illustrator of several books including Scotland: Castles & Clans and 1773 Scotland: An Illustrated Account of Johnson & Boswell’s Tour. A few major awards include: Award of Excellence – Oil Painters of America, Jessie B. McReynolds Award – Salmagundi Club National Show, NY, and the Director’s Choice Award – American Artists Professional League.
Vincent Xeus was born in China and began his artistic training during childhood. He is an award winning artist and a leading figure of the international contemporary art scene. Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, his work embraces yet challenges the traditions of painting through an exploration of contemporary practices and observations. Xeus’s prodigious artistic output has earned him international acclaim. His work has been exhibited in renowned public and private collections in museums and galleries worldwide, Art Basel Miami, LA Art Show, Art Market San Francisco and Hamptons. Xeus is represented by Gallery 1261 (Denver) and Galerie Wolfsen (Denmark).
Xeus currently lives and works in Manhattan, New York and Napa Valley, California. He served as the Board Director of the Arts Council Napa Valley, and as Arts Commissioner in Napa. The artist holds a high honors bachelor’s degree in architecture from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA with Columbia Fellow Award from Columbia University.
The fine art of David W. Mayer captures the beauty and color of Colorado and West, from the high plains to the Rocky Mountains and from the Pacific Coast to the desert Southwest. His paintings let you experience first-hand the warm light of a prairie morning, the soft, cool colors of blue-shadowed snow, and the brilliant gold of a high country late Autumn day.
David W. Mayer is a longtime member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), as well as a full “Artist Member” of the California Art Club (CAC) founded in 1909. He is also a past member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP). He is an avid impressionist and plein air landscape painter with an emphasis on portraying the beauty of the Rocky Mountain West as well as the Southwest, California and the West Coast.
Kelli Folsom is an academically trained artist working exclusively from life in oils. She creates museum quality paintings combining an old master feel with rich color and painterly brushstrokes. When collecting her work you will be bringing a layer of refined beauty of the highest quality into your collection that uplifts the soul.
Kelli is an award winning artist who at a young age is already exhibiting in museum shows and garnering attention and inclusion in some of the highest organizations in contemporary representational art like Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, American Impressionists Society and Women Artists of the West.
She received a B.F.A. from Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT ,the first impressionist colony in the U.S. established in 1899. It is here that she studied traditional life drawing, painting and sculpture with great emphasis on in depth study and classical techniques and the joy of working in a direct impressionist style in nature. Every still life arrangement is set up in her north light studio and painted directly from life in a matter of one or two sittings. She paints directly so that her relationship to the subject is heightened in the moment in order to pass on that perception and experience to the viewer resulting in a painting that looks like a painting and not a photograph. Kelli chooses objects and arrangements to create the most aesthetically beautiful design and a feeling of abundance and intimacy. These arrangements are influenced by centuries of traditional painting from the Dutch Masters of the 1600s to French Academics of the 1900s.