A painting by Moab artist Sandi Snead. The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is now showcasing a new exhibit of paintings by Snead and Margie Lopez Read through Oct. 31. [Courtesy image]

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is showcasing a two-artist show called “Points of View” through Oct. 31.

Local artists Sandi Snead and Margie Lopez Read are passionate about landscapes. Their show features new paintings of the desert Southwest, as well as other places they love. Works on display include paintings done in oils, pastels and watercolors, created both in the studio and en plein air.

Lopez Read paints in oils, pastels and watercolors. She expresses herself through a combination of realism and impressionism. Her passion for hiking and painting on location are revealed through her thoughtful color choices and exuberant brushwork.

“A good painting comes out of personal experience and emotion,” she said.

Read’s work invites you in and tells the viewer a story. She uses art as a means to raise funds for programs that improve the condition of our world through her donation art. You can find out more about her work and donation art at www.margies-art.com.

Snead paints in oils and pastels and describes her work as dramatic and energetic. Some might say those qualities describe the artist herself.

“I paint what moves me,” she said. “Usually that involves wonderful light, alluring shapes and shadows.”

Snead infuses warmth and color to emphasize her visual statement while simultaneously provoking a personal and emotional response. She is influenced by the imaginative elements in surrealism and the ardent, glowing intensity and sensuality that the old masters painted. You can find out more about Snead at www.sandi-snead.pixels.com.

Art inspired by life,“Points of View” reveals the way these artists see and interpret the world. Meet this artistic duo during a reception on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Entrance to the park will be free for those attending. During the eight-week exhibition, paintings, prints and notecards will be available for purchase.

To reach Dead Horse Point, drive about 9 miles north of downtown Moab on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left at the intersection with state Route 313 and continue south for about 23 miles. The visitor center and Bighorn Gallery are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park admission is $15 per vehicle, or $10 for seniors 62 and older; passes are valid for three days. For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.

Visitors invited to Sept. 17 reception with guest artists