Salida, Colorado-A collection of landscape pastel paintings by artist Susan Mayfield is
on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Dec. 31.
A resident of Salida for the past eight years, Mayfield divides her time
between the high mountain desert of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline
of South Carolina where she grew up. She is inspired by the dynamic contrasts
between these two places and enjoys exploring and interpreting the landscape
wherever she finds herself.
Mayfield spends much of her time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and plein
air painting. She served as a board member of the Friends of Browns Canyon
during the time that it was designated as a national monument and is an
active proponent of public lands.
After graduating with honors and receiving the Outstanding Fine Arts Student
Award from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Mayfield continued
her studies with prominent artists around the country. She has exhibited
her paintings in galleries across the U.S., and her work has been chosen
for the Art in Embassies Program, which fosters cultural exchange and
understanding through the visual arts.
Mayfield participates in plein air events around the U.S. in addition to
teaching classes and workshops in her studio.
All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds
are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.
HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to
create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional
artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information
on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.