Splendid Turmoil

Artwork by Curt Walters

54″ x 84″

Oil on Canvas

Winter weather can hang at the Grand Canyon for many days, remaining overcast and frigid. I had stopped in the late afternoon to admire the great vistas and snow flurries from Mather Point on the South Rim, when in a magical moment, the sun dropped below the cloud bank and its rays burst through the cheerless gray like a spotlight. Suddenly, Isis Temple was aglow with her rugged shapes defined. Splendid Turmoil was inspired by that precise moment.

This painting won the 2008 Trustee’s Purchase Award at the Masters of the American West Show and Sale, hosted at the Autry National Center.