Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2018
In June, my wife and I took a trip to Boulder, Colorado to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We stayed in this great little cabin with a view of the Flat Irons. This painting was painted en plein air on the side of one of Boulder's many Public Access trails. It had been cloudy all day, and by the time the sun came out and we made it to the trail, I was literally RUNNING (with all my supplies) to reach this spot before the sun went behind the mountain. As luck would have it, the sun touched the peak right as I arrived, and soon disappeared. After stomping around and throwing a sort of fit for a while, I decided to make the best of it and enjoy the tremendous beauty of the evening. I'm so glad I did.
Matt grew up in Northwest Montana where inspiration never stops. College in Grinnell, Iowa led to a degree in Biology and English. Further studies in Horticulture and various jobs led him and his wife to settle in Illinois and start serious careers as educators in public education. 16 years later, they are both still in education and Matt pursues art, family, reading, gardening, and home renovations on the side. His love of Montana and travels to Florida, Canada, and everywhere in between can be seen in his landscapes. Sometimes it's the details which catch his eye, but usually it's the light and composition that he finds inspirational. Matthew Weld is an award-winning, juried artist, and has shown his work at the Salute to the Arts outdoor show in Fairvew Heights, IL. Matt's pastels have hung in a gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, and can be found in homes from Washington to Georgia. He currently lives with his family and a dog outside St. Louis where he appreciates the vast stretches of corn and sky.