The other impact made on me is the Grand Canyon. Since I had the privilege to participate in the 2012 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art and Plein Air on the Rim, I had the rare opportunity to become intimately involved with this magnificent wonder of the natural world. I became profoundly moved and emotionally attached in a very spiritual way painting this place from sun up to sun down for seven days straight. I can't help but want to share these new and deeply moving places that have had such an impact on me personally and artistically. I feel it is very important that I show and display this influence on my life in such a grand show.
All images copyright Jake Gaedtke, 2013
Rhythm In Blues 18" x 24" Oil on canvas