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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.


Limited Edition Giclees Now Available from Neil Talbott

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Chili Wreath by Neil Talbott

Waiting in FrameWorks to be picked up for Friday, August 26th’s Opening Reception of “Dog Dayz of Summer” is Neil Talbott’s just framed watercolor. The hot and spicy work is a pen and ink study finished with a watercolor washes in red, green and yellow.

Now available as a signed, limited edition giclee, Christine of Frameworks has created several unique framing options for Neil’s chili ristra wreath along with her signature ability to custom design a frame that works perfectly for your decor.

“Dog Dayz of Summer”, Cottonwood’s Free steamy summer art show, opens at their Last Friday Open House at 427 E. Colorado. From 5pm to 8pm, artists will open their studios and galleries for a look at what’s new on the easel. The Springs Cupcake Truck will be out front and the upstairs galleries will host some of Colorado Spring’s cutest rescue dogs for you take home along with an artwork or two.

Information about Neil and more of his artwork can  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 to this week’s Open House? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.

FrameWorks at studio 133 at Cottonwoood is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm or by calling (719) 636-2427 for an always available after hours appointment for custom designed frames, glass repairs, frame repairs and gift services.


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 or at (719) 532-0499.