Sunset Ride 40" x 20"
Sunset Ride 40" x 20"

Bicycles are often seen circling Lake Loveland at any season, but especially in the late, warm evenings of summer.

Majestic 14" x 14"
Majestic 14" x 14"

Image of Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Collage is related to the awe and majesty of creation and the Creator.

Psalm 23 6" x 6"
Psalm 23 6" x 6"

Sometimes when I look at a scene, a Scripture comes to mind. Along with text from Psalm 23, collage includes location and hiking related items.

Bear Lake 10" x 10"
Bear Lake 10" x 10"

As opposed to expressing the vastness and meditative qualities of Bear Lake ("Majestic"), I focused on the quick moment experienced while walking these trails.

Beauty 18" x 18"
Beauty 18" x 18"

This scene is from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre trail. The theme that came to mind for this location was beauty. As humans, we are on a constant search for beauty, but perhaps it's already around us if we stop and look.

Champagne Powder 40" x 20"
Champagne Powder 40" x 20"

"Champagne Powder" is the phrase often used by local skiers to describe the amazing snow found at Steamboat Springs. The collage includes ski icons, local maps and other ski-related elements.

Courage 6" x 6"
Courage 6" x 6"

"Courage" came to me as I looked at the fence in this scene. In life, we need to jump fences on our own or with help. The upside down cattle in the sky also gives credence to the need to look at life from a different perspective while staying within set boundaries.

Desire 6" x 6"
Desire 6" x 6"

Desire is part of us as humans. A yearning for something new or familiar. Desire can motivate and desire can destroy.

The End is Just the Beginning
The End is Just the Beginning

I believe in life after death, restoration and redemption and this changes my perspective on mortality and the beauty of the cycle of life. 18" x 18"

Fish Creek Falls 18" x 18"
Fish Creek Falls 18" x 18"

These falls are iconic in Steamboat Springs. Collage includes maps, fishing icons and ephemera collected at Steamboat.

Walkers and Trotters 40" x 20"
Walkers and Trotters 40" x 20"

Bobcat ridge contains a variety of wildlife, all going different paces. This piece celebrates the diversity in this small ecosystem and encourages us to appreciate and respect our own diversity.

Follow the Sun 6" x 6"
Follow the Sun 6" x 6"

Harvested fall fields can look bleak, but there is beauty and tranquility in these lands now ready for winter rest.

Gold I 6" x 6"
Gold I 6" x 6"

We happened upon this Aspen grove in RMNP and I decided to paint them and focus on the properties of gold as a precious metal and all we associate with it.

Gold II 6" x 6"
Gold II 6" x 6"

We happened upon this Aspen grove in RMNP and I decided to paint them and focus on the properties of gold as a precious metal and all we associate with it.

Gold Rising 24" x 24"
Gold Rising 24" x 24"

Aspen trees are one of the largest living organisms. They are connected by a huge system of roots, which is why we only see aspens in groves. A community of small, usually weak trees that together make a stunning display of vibrant color as the season turns.

Cowboy Dreams 20" x 10"
Cowboy Dreams 20" x 10"

These open ranch lands in northern CO remind me of cowboys and all things western. Wide open spaces for launching dreams.

Gold Season I 18" x 18"
Gold Season I 18" x 18"

As opposed to capturing entire aspen groves, his is a study of a single aspen tree, unique and integral to the aspen grove as a whole.

Gold Season II 18" x 18"
Gold Season II 18" x 18"

As opposed to capturing entire aspen groves, his is a study of a single aspen tree, unique and integral to the aspen grove as a whole.

Gone Fishing 16" x 16"
Gone Fishing 16" x 16"

The river in Estes Park was filled with fly fishermen earlier in the day, so I was sure to include fishing elements in the collage.

Unmarked Rest Area 18" x 18"
Unmarked Rest Area 18" x 18"

On a hike at Well's Gulch trail, we paused in this spot for a snack break and much needed rest, hence, the title.

Rodeo Dreams 40" x 20"
Rodeo Dreams 40" x 20"

I imagine that many a rodeo lover has begun dreaming and imagining their time at the Steamboat Rodeo just as they are hitting this stretch of highway near Walden, Colorado. With just an hour and half to go, let the fun begin. Yeeha!

Kayaking Comrades 18" x 18"
Kayaking Comrades 18" x 18"

I loved the quiet partnership of these kayakers on the Poudre River and how it is often mimicked in other relationships in life.

Late Afternoon in the Garden
Late Afternoon in the Garden

The Garden of the Gods is so incredibly dramatic in the late afternoon light. I imagine supping and strolling with the divine in this warm, lushly lit space. 24" x 24"

There's a Lovely Lake in Loveland
There's a Lovely Lake in Loveland

The title is a song that was written about Lake Loveland in 1969. The soft colors and forms in this painting speak to the serenity of this lake in the evening after a long day of lake-life-fun as depicted in the collage. 36" x 36"

More Barn 18" x 18"
More Barn 18" x 18"

This iconic barn is found in Steamboat Springs and harkens back to a time when the town was a settlement for ranchers and prospectors with wild ambition and less than golden reputations, as the collage reveals.

My Hope 18" x 18"
My Hope 18" x 18"

I've looked at the idea of "hope" in previous works, but in this painting, I delve into my own source of hope. On top of the collage, I scrolled verses and my prayers.

Need a Lift? 30" x 30"
Need a Lift? 30" x 30"

I asked this question with tongue in cheek as one gazes at a stalled chair lift in the middle of ski season. The colors and atmosphere of this painting beckon one to the slopes, an idea further encouraged by the ski-related collage.

Partners 6" x 6"
Partners 6" x 6"

I often paint figures in partnership or comradery because I value the importance of friendship and relationship in doing life. If you are going on a journey, it's more fun with a friend.

Passing Vistas 24" x 24"
Passing Vistas 24" x 24"

Colorado skies are in constant change and this painting captures our moving, morphing atmosphere so well.

Ram Country 18" x 18"
Ram Country 18" x 18"

Fort Collins is crazy about its CSU Rams, so it felt appropriate to include university memorabilia in the depiction of the well-used trails surrounding their stadium.

Reviving the Land 36" x 36"
Reviving the Land 36" x 36"

Since green is such a rare color in our desert climate, I was struck by the vibrant greens one spring day and decided to capture them as a remembrance to how the spring season is a time of revival and awakening.

Rock Eating Cattle 18" x 18"
Rock Eating Cattle 18" x 18"

I came upon this interesting headline in an archived Colorado newspaper. I loved the phrase and it became part of a central CO landscape featuring other ideas and imagery related to ranching and cattle.

Run 6" x 6"
Run 6" x 6"

I love to run and this image of an old dirt road bordered by fields brought me back to when I started as a high school girl. Run, observe, breath, meditate...

Secrets 24" x 24"
Secrets 24" x 24"

There is a purity and simplicity to this light that causes a person to want to follow it into the rocks and explore untold beauty on the other side.

Stark Beauty 12" x 12"
Stark Beauty 12" x 12"

Winter is harsh and sharp, but it is also beautiful...in its own way.

Copyright © 2017 Amelia Furman

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