Buena Vista painter Stuart Codington Andrews explores the Western landscape
in a collection of oil
paintings on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through June 30.
“This exhibit is focused on my summer office where I work as a fly
fishing guide. Whether high in the backcountry or knee-deep in the river,
the romance of the Western landscape never fails to captivate,”
“Often there is a tale or anecdote connected to each image, open
to interpretation by the viewers. I explore these collisions of ideas
and events, creating a timeless window to each story.”
Andrews is a self-educated painter and draws his technique from art history
to achieve the effects needed to bring views to life. He utilizes oil,
acrylic and mixed media to create pieces that highlight dreams, pop culture,
alpine life and a love for the mountains.
He has worked for the past 35 years at The View Gallery in Buena Vista,
and has focused on building the legacy of famous artists he admires such
as Georgia O’Keeffe and Salvador Dalí.
All of his paintings in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent
of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation. This will be the
second exhibit this year, which is part of the hospital’s mission
to create a healing environment.
More of his work can be viewed at
HRRMC 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.