An exhibit of oil paintings depicting mountain peaks and desert canyons
by Walsenburg artist Tim Deibler is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical
Center until Dec. 31.
Deibler has had a lifelong interest in art and portraying the world around
him. Born and raised in Oklahoma, his passion for landscapes, mountains
in particular, began after seeing the movie “The Mountain.”
With the encouragement of a high school art teacher, Deibler chose to
pursue his education at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver, where
he could see the entire Front Range from his apartment window.
After a varied career in the commercial-art field, Deibler moved his family
in 1991 to southern Colorado, a place he could raise his children with
a love for the outdoors.
"Every time I look out the window or walk outside, I'm in the
mountains,” said Deibler. “(That makes) it much easier for
me to observe the constant moods and nuances of nature.” His goal
is to communicate what he experiences in nature through his painting so
that viewers think, “I’d like to be there.”
Deibler’s work is included in many corporate collections including
L.L. Bean and the Brown Palace Hotel as well as in the private collection
of former President Bill Clinton. His painting “The Grenadier Range”
is featured in the Netflix movie “Our Souls at Night,” based
on the final book of Salida novelist Kent Haruf.
Deibler is also a teacher and workshop instructor. His paintings have been
published in several books including “Art from the Parks”
and “Landscapes of Colorado.” More of his work can be viewed
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.