Saturday, August 13, 2011

Curt Walters painter of the Grand Canyon

"Old Pride" 24" x 20"
CURT WALTERS is known as the premier living painter of the Grand Canyon. His commissioned piece “National Treasure” commemorating the 75th anniversary rededication ceremony of Grand Canyon National park is on permanent display at the area. 
Sudden changes in weather and light can create dramatic effects on the canyon – providing Walters with endless subject matter.

"Twisted Cedar" 24" x 20"
We have recently acquired two truly magnificent examples of Curt Walters’ Grand Canyon paintings from a local estate. They are in perfect condition and attractively priced at $12,000.00 each, well below market value.

For more information please call Saks Galleries 303-333-4144 or visit our web site

Saks Galleries is located in the heart of the Cherry Creek shopping district and has been Denver's premier art gallery for over 50 years.  Specializing in 19th to 21st century American and European oils, bronzes and watercolors, Saks Galleries is interested in acquiring both individual works and entire estates. The gallery acquires collectibles such as silver, art glass, furniture, and textiles, as well. The gallery's Denver location leads it toward a strong interest in artists of the American West, The Taos Society of Artists and Native-American arts such as textiles, baskets, pottery, and jewelry. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Artists Reception and Demonstrations This Saturday


Barry Kooser, Sallie K. Smith and Jill Soukup

Artists in the Afternoon Reception and Demonstration

Saturday, August 13, 2011 1:pm - 4:pm

Meet the Artists, Enjoy the Current Exhibition

"Impressions of Fall"


Barry Kooser

"Painting, for me, has always been something of a mystery: difficult, enjoyable, confusing, exhilarating, maddening, demanding, but endlessly intriguing. Technical understanding is a must—drawing, composition, value and color.

Barry Kooser "Waterton Study 11" 9 x 12 oil


Sallie K. Smith

Though Sallie K. Smith paints other subjects, she prefers landscapes, and enjoys letting the work speak for her. The gentle yet vibrant images she depicts are inspired by her favorite vistas—most notably, the mountainous views that surround her home—and reflect her reverent admiration for the land. “Nature, to me, is so perfect in every detail; it gives me peace and, at the same time, is exhilarating. I am trying to capture that ethereal sensibility in my work, knowing that these moments of solitude are often fleeting. I invite the viewer to step inside my paintings and enjoy with me these special places.”

Sallie K. Smith "Autumn at Alberta Falls" 28 x 21 oil


Jill graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. There, she received awards for illustration and design and worked as an illustrator and designer for the university. She initially pursued a career in graphic design while continuing to paint part time. After 11 years as a designer, she made the switch to full-time painting. Her work continues to gain recognition as she receives awards, appears in national publications, and shows in important juried and one-woman exhibitions.

Jill Soukup "Palomino Paint Study" 8 x 10 oil

Saks Galleries will present Jill Soukup in a solo exhibition January, 2012

Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek 3019 East Second Avenue Denver Colorado 80206