In the winter, we snowmobile in and out of our house because it is too costly and time consuming to plow home. Also we love that it becomes a winter wonderland that allows us to ski right from our deck and play in the snow all day. However, it does make painting delivery to the gallery a bit more complicated. To get my latest painting, Prelude (54x36 in), into the gallery, it takes teamwork from me and my husband. He drives the snowmobile, while I lay in the toboggan and hold onto the painting. It looks like I'm just hanging out, but it's actually quite the ab workout holding on while Matt navigates the bumps and turns as we slowly drive to the car. We think it makes for an interesting story of how paintings make it into town though.
According to Chase Bank, you too can get the Sundance Style by following these simple tips and hits about decor, clothes and throwing parties. And my art is included in their recommendations! A short interview with Gallery MAR owner, Maren Mullin explains how my art can give you a taste of the Park City Mountains even back at home. Thanks for the love Chase!
Recently completed this 40x27 in encaustic on panel for Gallery MAR. It's called "As Luck Would Have It" and builds upon the theme of my November show, which explores how time affects our view of the natural world.
Winter is officially here! This week has brought us about 5 feet of brand new snow. It came down and walloped us for a few days. The shoveling, digging out snowmobiles, unburying cars and driving with the other crazies is enough to make you want to hide in your cabin, but the glorious snow and skiing is worth it. I just wish I could say that skiing at PCMR was as epic - can't wait for them to get their sh!t together so we can all have fun skiing on the resort. Until then, we'll have to go pick some safe line sin the backcountry.
To get paintings out in the winter, we have to snowmobile them out. Packing and shipping can be tricky on their own, but a wintry ride behind a 4-stroke makes it crazier. Here was a shipment of three packages with 5 paintings headed to my galleries in Colorado.
Motherlode Photo Booth is the result of my work for the Chairs for Charity event hosted by Vail Resorts to raise funds for local Park City non-profits. I was asked by the Park City Community Foundation to transform one of the Motherlode chair lifts into a work of art. The revamped ski chair comes with a trunk full of vintage ski gear and a backdrop of Jupiter Peak. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in kooky ski gear and take pictures of their group sitting in the chair as a reminder of their time in Park City. Motherlode photo booth combines Park City locals’ love of dressing up with skiing, art and the mountains and encourages interaction amongst people.
The chair has been minimally altered to retain the original character of a chair lift, but has been repainted and outfitted with a new seat made from reclaimed fire hose that was decommissioned from the Park City Fire District, where Meinhold’s husband is a Captain. A framed watercolor inspired by Jupiter Peak is the basis for the 8x8 foot vinyl banner backdrop. The winner of the Motherlode Photo Booth will take home the chair and stand, the painted banner, the trunk full of ski gear, as well as the original watercolor by Bridgette Meinhold that the banner is based on. At home, the chair can be positioned anywhere indoors or outdoors with or without the accessories.
The chair with its reclaimed fire hose seat installed outside at the Kimball Art Center before the event began.
The winner of the Motherlode Photo Booth will also take home the original watercolor of Jupiter Peak that the background banner is based on.
Four race bibs from the 2014 FIS World Freestyle Competition in Park City signed by a slew of amazing athletes, most of whom are Olympic medalists. The winner of the chair will take these four bibs home along with other schwag from the 2015 Sochi Winter Olympics.