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Meet the Artist ~ See the Coffin Race Photos ~ Buy the Shirt

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Portrait by Neil Talbott

Cottonwood’s last Friday Open House on 10/28 is one of your last chances to see Neil Talbott’s show “Portraits of Manitou” ~ Photographs from the Emma Crawford Coffin Races”. Ending on 10/31,  Neil’s display of captivating and affectionate photographs of Coffin Races past shows the playful side of Manitou’s annual tribute to all things Emma.

Stop by Neil’s studio #105 at 427 E. Colorado during the raucous and colorful celebration from 5pm to 8:30 pm . It’s two floors of musicians, belly dancers, incredible art and free food.

Can’t make it? Pick up one of Neil’s photos or Day of the Dead illustrations on a teeshirt at Cafe Press and hold your own celebration.

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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.

V is For Vendetta ~ Manitou Springs Style

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

V is for Vendetta
Manitou Springs, CO
Photography by Neil Talbott

Manitou Springs, Colorado, is like nowhere else. Award-winning restaurants, historic hotels, small restored Victorian bed & breakfasts, classic 50’s motels, cabins & cottages by Fountain Creek and secluded wooded campgrounds bring thousands of tourists to the small town at the base of Pikes Peak.

Named after dozen mineral springs situated throughout the area, many of which have drinking spigots for the public, the city has been in existence since the Colorado Territory became a state in 1876.

With the Manitou Springs Art Council a driving force, Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artists and art galleries and as eccentric and charming a group of residents as you’ll ever meet.

Neil snapped this shot one hot afternoon just before the caped crusader stepped into  Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Creams. Even a masked man, it seems, has a yen for a Josh and John ice cream cone now and then.

More of Neil’s unique take on Manitou Springs are available in his studio, #105, at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado in downtown Colorado Springs or on Facebook at Talbott Artworks. He can also be reached by email  or by phone at (719) 532-0499

Pen and Ink Tribute ~ Cripple Creek Prospector

July 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Summer in Colorado Springs features lots of flashbacks to a gold mining pioneer past. The annual Pikes Peak Rodeo, Territory Days, longhorn cattle drives through downtown, Donkey Days in Cripple Creek and the traditional early morning cowboy breakfast for 6,000 in America the Beautiful Park. Rock Ledge Ranch in Garden of the Gods Park opens with sheep shearing, blacksmiths and Native American ceremonies.

All the seasonal focus on the area’s old-time roots inspired illustrator Neil Talbott’s pen and ink drawing of a Cripple Creek gold mining prospector.

Neil Talbott’s illustrations and his commissioned works in progress 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.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts’ July 29th Last Friday Open House is from 5pm to 8pm on at his studio, #105, at 427 E. Colorado. For more information, call (719) 520-1899.

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.

Pikes Peak Seen From Garden Of The Gods

June 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Pikes Peak Seen From Garden Of The Gods
Photography by Neil Talbott

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.


The United State Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs

June 16, 2011 Leave a comment


The Airforce Academy Chapel
Photography by Neil Talbott

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 at (719) 523-0499.