More than 20 years ago, Erik Garnjost was painting in the mountains of Colorado and the canyons of Utah and Arizona, forming his personal style in the backcountry. This is where, he says, “the amazing calm … slapped you in the face.” He has ample experience with plein air painting, including hiking into the Grand Canyon with his equipment and coming out days later with several completed works. A move to the East Coast offered new scenery for his painting, sometimes only after a long search for the vista that “demands to be painted.” His involvement with the Trail Conference inspires him to paint what he sees on trails throughout the Lower Hudson Valley and the Catskills. Erik now lives in Nyack, N.Y., with his family.
Learn more about Erik at www.erikgarnjost.com.
Open Jan. 18 through April 27 during regular Trail Conference hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
An opening reception is scheduled for the evening of Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Trail Conference Headquarters.
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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