The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park will be exhibiting original artwork by Moab artists Robin Straub and Phil Wagner.
“Sensual Scapes” is a collection of new oil paintings on exhibit Wednesday, July 4, through Aug. 29.
Meet the artists at an opening reception Wednesday, July 4 at 4 p.m. Enter the park for free at that time.
Robin Straub and Phil Wagner say they are thrilled to share their latest work at the Bighorn Gallery.
Straub and Wagner are respected Moab artists who love to paint the bold and colorful landscapes of the Colorado Plateau in a sensual style, au plein air (outdoors).
Straub’s studies in art have included painting, photography and ceramics. For eight years, she and Wagner have traveled and painted passionately in many countries, but their favorite location is in the high desert of the Colorado Plateau with its astounding beauty and mystery.
Many of their paintings are in collections across the United States.
Wagner is ex-Peace Corps, a poetry teacher, parent, lecturer in psychology, a custom home builder, world traveler, socialist and documentary filmmaker. Most days, he can be found painting with his wife, out along any dusty dead-end back road with a view.
During the art exhibit at Dead Horse Point State Park, each painting is available for purchase.
Portfolios of the artists’ work can be visited at www.petragallery.com, and their studio in Moab, 99 N. 400 East, is open to visitors.
Dead Horse Point State Park is located nine miles north of Moab on U.S. Hwy. 191, and 23 miles south on State Road 313. The visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park admission is $10.
For more information, call the park at 435-259-2614.