Elevation

I am deeply concerned that snow covered mountains may become a thing of the past. My hope is to remind people that we have a choice and can save our snowy mountains for the generations to come.
Snowbird Melting, oil on aluminum panel, 51″ x 51″, $8750

I met my friend at Snowbird when she came out with her ski group from the east coast a year or so ago. I have to say that I don’t often make the trek to the other side of the Wasatch Mountain Range from Park City. What a splendid day we had. I took a lot of photos but the most fun and impressive area that we skied that day was the tremendous bowl, the likes of which I have never seen! She is a much better skier than I am and I did my best to keep up.

I am very concerned with the weather changes that are occurring in our lifetime.  I drove past the Deer Crest Reservoir at the end of January, 2020, and it was not even frozen.  In years past it was covered with ice-fishermen, their little huts dotting the lake.  There are very subtile drips coming from the top of the mountain, hence the title.  Bringing awareness to  such a controversial topic is difficult and many of us feel helpless to do anything to suspend or reverse the consequences of our actions. I am taking it one day at a time, changing what behaviors I can and hope you will join me. The power of one.  It certainly can not hurt.

I hit a monumental birth year a while ago and to celebrate the occasion, my daughter and I took flight in a hot air balloon! It was an incredible experience. We rose before the sun that morning and met our group in a lot, where we helped to fill the balloons with hot air. After climbing into the basket with our captain and a few other folks, we ascended.  I loved the slow rise above the mountains of Park City, Utah, drifting along with the wind.  I find the view from above to be so calming and peaceful, inspiring me to paint from that perspective.  All of my Elevation  paintings are taken from photos and are real places on the planet. Oil painting on metal of blush colored mountain tops and blue horizon.
“Ridgelines”, 40″ x 52″, oil paint on an aluminum panel, $6900
This three panel painting depicts the Wasatch Mountains in moonlight. I live in Park City, Utah, and am lucky enough to look at this beautiful mountain range from my studio. Day or night, it is ever inspiring to see the magnificence of our planet. I hope the viewer will feel calm, joy and a bit of mystery in the moonlight, contemplating how we can all preserve and enhance our planet.
“Silvery Moon” Triptych, 48″ x 100″ appx, oil on aluminum, Sold
cynthia mcloughlin©2019
Grandeur, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 39″ x 51″, $6900
“Crevice”, oil on aluminum, 40″ x 52″, $6900
No Boundaries was inspired by the Northern California mountains. I like to paint from a birds eye view, there is something spiritual about being above it all, soaring through the sky, drifting on the currents of air. My hope is to bring a feeling of peace and calm to the viewer, helping them to realize we are all guardians of our beautiful planet. Boundaries separate us, we have to think globally to solve our environmental issues.
No Boundaries, oil on aluminum, 27″ x 27″, $2700
Fiordland National Park in New Zealand is an otherworldly place of infinite beauty. I have never seen as many waterfalls in one place as when I visited there. I wanted to capture the ancient feeling I had when visiting this land that seemed untouched by human beings. The aerial view is a favorite of mine. I hope to convey the feeling of gliding through the air towards the "Silver Lake", with the water flowing all around. I scraped away the oil paint to expose the silvery reflection of the steel everywhere there is water.
“Silver Lake”, 27″ x 39″, Oil on steel, $3700

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