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8" X 10' water color on canvas board by accomplished Colorado painter Buffalo Kaplinski. Signed lower left as well as on the verso, entitled Cottonwood Canyon. The verso also bears the seal of the artist as well as the date 1977. Belongs to the series that artist calls "On-the-spot painting." Matted, framed, artist's package.
Buffalo Kaplinski has trekked the world in search of beautiful vistas to paint. In a career that has spanned over thirty years, he has recorded stunning paintings from Greece, Israel, Peru, Alaska, Tahiti, Europe, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, New Zealand, and of course in his own domain of Colorado. For Kaplinski, the world is a visual banquet, and he has striven to taste all of its delights. His paintings give us a sampler of these pleasures. Yet, it is a sampling profoundly influenced by Kaplinski's own unique perceptual apparatus. He believes, "Every painting should be a unique experience for the artist to paint and the viewer to look at." Working primarily in watercolor and oil, Kaplinski's paintings are imbued with vibrant color and glorious light. When one views a Kaplinski painting, you cannot escape his sense of joy in creating the work. Kaplinski has always been a seeker, and that journey has brought him to his own religious conversion to Christianity. "I believe my art should portray something beautiful and pleasing, and make us aware of all the beauty the Creator has given us to enjoy on earth." Solo Exhibitions 1998: The Colorists with Rick Stoner, Merrill Gallery, Denver, CO 1998: Colorado Governor's Invitational Show, Loveland, CO (also 1995) 1998: Plein Air Artist's Exhibit, The Dairy Art Center, Boulder, CO 1997: Total Arts Gallery (solo show), Taos, NM 1996: Mountains and Moors, Colorado Essence Galleries, Breckenridge, CO 1995: Crown Jewels Landscapes of England/Scotland, (solo show) Plum Creek Cellars, Denver, CO 1995: The Great American Landscape, Big Horn Galleries, Cody, WY 1994: For the Beauty of the Earth, with Daniel Pinkham, Gallery of the Winds, Estes Park, CO 1994: Spanish Treasures, Moroccan Mosaics, Opicka Gallery, Denver, CO 1990: Artists of America, Denver, CO (also 1987-1989) 1986: Jewish Community Center (Solo), Denver, CO 1976: Museum of Natural History, Denver, CO 1974: Mainstreams Show, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio (also 1973) 1974: Art of the West, Johnson, Welsh Galleries, Kansas City 1972: 18th Annual National Society of Painters and traveling exhibition 1972: Birger Sandzen Museum (Solo), Lindsborg,KS 1971: National Society of of Painters in Casein, New York, NY and traveling exhibit 1970: Erie Public Museum, Erie, PA 1969: National Arts Club Exhibition, Watercolor Show, New York, New York 1969: Owen Gallery, Denver, CO (with Ramon Kelley, Ned Jacob and Bill Sharer) 1967: National Academy of Design 1965: American Watercolor Society, New York, NY.