By Laura Jackson
It’s art that people want to see in Park City. It’s something they can feel a connection with for years to come.”
Clear blue skies that reach to forever. Majestic snow-capped mountains embracing magical landscapes. Winding rivers and wide open spaces. Our long-standing American love affair with the Wild West has a long and sometimes mythological history. Earlier this year, when owner Colby Larsen opened his newest gallery on Park City’s historic Main Street, Park City Fine Art, he wanted to create a place where both visitors and locals felt at home in the West. He envisioned a gallery that feels like you have stepped right into the beauty and mystery that is Park City, Utah.
Larsen also runs Old Towne Gallery, located at 580 Main, exhibiting an amazing collection of contemporary art masters such as Picasso, Renoir, Chagall and Miro. However, Larsen dreamed of creating a space where he could spotlight local and regional artists focusing on traditional contemporary Western art.
Representing such Western heavyweight artists as Jim Wilcox, Luke Frasier, Chuck Middlekauff and many others, Park City Fine Art offers pieces that can transport viewers to the enchanting landscapes they portray. The chance to experience the tantalizing textures, wildlife, dancing lights and shadows, along with the many moods the artists experienced while creating their works, can truly be the next best thing to being there yourself.
Larsen explains that the style of art represented at his gallery also provides the perfect complement to the interior designs of many of his local clients’ homes. “Many of our existing clients in Deer Valley, The Colony, and other surrounding locations have been thrilled to find a good selection of pieces that represent the true spirit of our environment,” said Larsen.
“It’s always rewarding to see how many visitors to the gallery find a smaller painting they want to take home with them to remind them of their special trip here to Park City,” explains Larsen. “And they’re excited to find a gallery that offers artwork that is so representative and unique to the area.”
Larsen believes, “It’s art that people want to see in Park City. It’s something they can feel a connection with for years to come.”
Park City Fine Art | 577 Main St. parkcityfineart.com | 435-649-3583