Behind The Piece - ISABELLA GARAFFA
The sun is out, the colors of our Aspen spring are about to reveal themselves to us once again. We would like to celebrate the impeding season by sharing ISABELLA GARAFFA’s latest creation with you.
ISABELLA, our self-taught, local artist, is known for her incredibly realistic depictions of the Colorado wilderness. Her creative process provides us with a new level of understanding. ISABELLE offers detailed descriptions and poetry.. that illuminates her driving forces and mission of her work….
Today, we get to hear from the Artist herself about what inspired her to paint her latest - “Sunkissed on Tom Blake” 48x48”
“Last June, I was riding my mountain bike on one of my favorite trails and I came across this group of aspen trees surrounded by Dame’s rockets wildflowers all around. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was just starting to set its way to hide behind the mountains. I could NOT pass this without getting off of my bike to take lots and lots of pictures. I actually didn’t even know I was going to paint it, to be honest I kind of doubted painting it because I thought it to be quite impossible to captivate such a glorious moment on a canvas. Only time will tell if I truly did it. But as for me, this one has become one of my favorites! “ - ISABELLA GARAFFA
ISABELLA’s creative process is like no other and her works’s purpose is clear..
“To watch aspen trees getting kissed by the sun when you are lost out there in the forest, as the sun sets on the other side of the mountains... is indescribable. That’s why I have to paint them for you.” - ISABELLA GARAFFA