Isabella Garaffa was born in Asuncion, Paraguay,   She now lives and creates her artwork in Snowmass Village, where she has been residing for the last many years.  Her most treasured childhood memories are directly connected to her strong passion for the wilderness, which is translated throughout her artwork in very intense detail. Seeing Aspen trees for the first time at the age of twenty two, gave her a fresh approach to recreate them in her studio in later years.

Decades in the making, ISABELLA has definitely found her calling. This local, self taught superstar pays homage to our surroundings like no other. Her  expressions of Aspen’s Winter are highly sort after. Check out the latest winter offerings HERE

Brand New Release Today....

"Mount Daly" 60 x 60 inches. 

This past March I went on the Ditch trail here in Snowmass and I simply could not believe me eyes. It was gloriously beautiful that afternoon. And so I worked really hard so I could immerse you back into that moment, as well as myself...where you can visually relate to the physical feelings of the air, the snow, the cold, the warmth of the sun, maybe even the sound of the mountains. You are right there, immersed in that moment. In the present. No past and no future, but right there. I concentrate my efforts when I'm working on the canvas to constantly remember the moment, the feeling I had that left me in such wonder. My mind does everything it needs to get there, whether that is the use of color, depth, drawing, etc. But the one thing that is my most important element is the light. It's my everything. Like it was for Monet...What's in the frame of your eyes, what you see when you focus on that mountain covered in snow and orange dust from the sun, it's what I paint. I start from that place, and finish in the same place. Lucky the one who will own this!




"MOUNT DALY" 60x60





"Alpine Glow" acrylics on canvas 48 x 60 in.


 A forest of Aspen trees growing above normal breathing line, way up there where nobody can make any noise but only the birds, the leaves and some creek running downstream from the mountains. I discovered this trail last year, and I won't say it's name so it stays lonely as possible as it can. Either way, when I got to this point in the hike I started taking so many pictures trying to capture the contrast between the blue hues of the alpine glow from the mountains in the back and all the bright greens in front. And of course (as always) my iPhone camera came short for the job. But I did know I could paint it, and bring it back that way.
Now all I want is that summer weather to go here again!! And maybe bring some new inspiration from this trail