16x26 Pastel Painting by Gail Watford $600
Once again it's the time of year from May 18 to July 28, 2013 for the Cheyenne Depot Museum Foundation to sponsor the 2013 RailART Show, Sale & Competition. This annual event exhibits the work of many nationally celebrated artists who uniquely express the viewpoints captured in the genre of American Rail Art today. I am excited and honored to again this year to be juried into the show!
Tonight, Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6-10 pm is a special preview reception at the museum. I would like to invite everyone to come out during the show to check out the RailART within the museum! This weekend there will be lots of special events within the depot celebrating the annual RailART show, it should be a great time? Find out more information at the Depot link at: http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/plaza-events.
About my painting "Western Expansion"
The inspiration for this painting comes from trips along Interstate I-80 through Nebraska. Traveling the highway by car, I see the railway off and on and am impressed by the sunrise reflecting on the Platte River with its beauty early in the morning. Sometimes I think of years gone by when there was no other easy way but by rail to quickly get across the west. I think of the anticipation the passengers must have felt as they looked out their passenger window. My painting strives to capture that moment at sunrise with all the hopes of a new day in our beautiful western landscape.