Enchanted… by a Grain Elevator

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There are places whose beauty sticks with us. If we’re lucky, it’s a place we can go back to. For Colorado painter William Matthews, that place is a grain elevator. It’s in northeastern Nevada and Matthews has been painting it for almost 30 years. Many of the pieces are collected in a new show at his gallery in Denver. Here's some background on Matthews: He’s considered one of the best watercolorists out there, the Denver Art Museum has some of his work, his paintings of rugged western figures hang at the Colorado Convention Center, and he illustrated “Close Range,” the book of short stories by Annie Proulx that included Brokeback Mountain. Ryan Warner met Matthews at his gallery.

[From left to right, "Red Tail Vista," "Alpine Glow," and "Midday Heat"]