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“Portraits of Manitou” ~ Photo Show of Emma Crawford Coffin Races Opens 10/5

October 6, 2011 2 comments

Manitou Springs Emma Crawford Coffin Race portraits come alive in Cottonwood Center for the Arts Studio #105 in “Portraits of Manitou”. Photographer and artist Neil Talbott shows the fascinating and quirky world of Manitou Springs Colorado with his Manitou Portraits during the month of October.

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Opening October 4th and continuing to November 4th, stop in and prepare yourself for 2011 Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Cottonwood’s 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration.

“Portraits of Manitou” is open in Studio #105 at 427 E. Colorado in downtown Colorado Springs from 12pm to 5pm Thursday through Friday and Saturday 11am to 2pm. The show can also be seen by appointment by contacting Neil at Tel:(719) 532-0499, by email, or at his  Website:www.neiltalbott.com.

Mural Project at Cottonwood Comes Alive

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Neil Talbott takes the first measurements

After nearly a year in the planning and permitting process, Cottonwood Center for the Arts has finally started work on an artsy 25 foot by 78 foot mural.

Cottonwood Mural End of Day One

Cono Pitinga and Neil safeguard the job site while Sandy Murphy makes yet another paint run for 6 more gallons of paint

The amount of paint needed for the mural seemed to increase exponentially as the day wore on but we still hadn’t lost our one piece of chalk or Cono, our supervisor, by the time the thunder rolled in.

Ruthie Lowen and Neil Talbott, man the scissor lift while Mickey and Patrick work in red paint on the left

Neil and Mickey lay out the first 15 foot paper cartoon in the alley behind Cottonwood before taping it up on the prepared brick wall

Day Four with the first word up and the final design layout taking shape

Painting continues through Tuesday so it you have an inner artist that would like to come out to play or you’d like to contribute a gallon of paint, come join us! Call Darlene at (719) 520-1899 to find out when we’re working.

Colorado Cowgirl ~ Portrait in Progress Comes to Life in Color

July 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Photograph of Neil Talbott’s Cowgirl Portrait in Progress

Working against a July 22nd show deadline, local illustrator Neil Talbott highlights his pen and ink portrait of “Colorado Woman”with light watercolor washes.

The final version, artfully framed by Cristine Colvin of Frameworks, Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ own in house framer, is being hung at this month’s show in the Herbertson Gallery for “Hats, Boots & Chaps”.

More of Neil’s commissions and portraits can be seen in his studio,#105, at Cottonwood’s Last Friday Open House on July 29th from 5pm to 8pm. The show, full of some of Colorado Springs finest artists’ homage to the 71st Pikes Peak Rodeo season will hang through August 17th.

Neil can also be contacted by email at nmctal@msn.com or at (719) 532-0499.

New Photographic Work by Neil Talbott

June 26, 2011 1 comment

Neil Talbott’s Colorado Photography can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.

Hot Air Balloon Ascent at the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic

June 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Colorado Springs Balloon Classic
Photography by Neil Talbott

Neil’s Colorado Photography can be seen and purchased at his studio #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs, CO. Can’t make it in person? Email Neil or reach him at (719) 523-0499.