“Standing Out” by Sandi Snead. Dead Horse Point State Park’s Bighorn Gallery is extending its exhibit of Snead’s and Margie Lopez Read’s artwork through January 2018. [Courtesy image]

The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is extending the two-artist show “Points of View” through Jan. 31, 2018.

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.

Art inspired by life, “Points of View” reveals the way these artists see and interpret the world. During the continuing exhibition, paintings, prints and notecards will be available for purchase.

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.

Her work invites you in and tells the viewer a story. Read uses art as a means to raise funds for programs that improve the condition of our world through her donation art.

Find out more about Read 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. Find out more about her at www.sandi-snead.pixels.com.

To reach Dead Horse Point State Park, drive about 9 miles north of Moab on U.S. Highway 191. Turn left at the intersection with state Route 313 and continue for about 23 miles to the end of the highway. The visitor center and Bighorn Gallery are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Park admission is $15 per vehicle with up to eight passengers for three days, or $10 for Utah seniors 62 and older.

“Points of View” on display through Jan. 31, 2018

For more information, contact the park at 435-259-2614.