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Forest Garden Nymph Watercolor Sells During International Watermedia Open House

June 26, 2011 4 comments

Cottonwood Center for the Arts June “Last Friday” Open House drew a huge crowd for the International Watermedia 2011 Show.

After viewing the show, visitors stopped by  Neil Talbott’s Open Studio to see his newest pen and ink illustrations and watercolors portraits.

His radiant small watercolor “Nymph in the Garden” was purchased early in the evening.

Girl in Prayer
Watercolor by Neil Talbott

Whether Neil is painting people, beloved pets or local landmarks, the gentle, expressive portraits that hang on the walls of his studio, #105 at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, seem to radiate an inner glow.

The Cat’s Perch
By Neil Talbott

Using his meticulous pen and ink illustration skills to accurately capture images and scenes, Neil then uses watercolor washes to accent the delicacy and charm of his portraits. His talent at creating timeless realistic pet portraits for his clients makes them treasured artworks.

Neil Talbott’s watercolors and his commission 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.


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The Broadmoor Hotel’s Black Iron Gates ~ Doorway to the 19th Century

June 15, 2011 1 comment

Broadmoor Gates
Photography by Neil Talbott

Walking into the 5 Star Broadmoor Hotel is an experience in luxury. From the resort’s earliest days as the “Grand Dame of the Rockies”, it has been recognized for its meticulous attention to detail.

Neil Talbott’s photograph of the Black Iron Moorish-style gates that lead guests into the larger of the two pools at the Broadmoor Hotel is located at the north end of Cheyenne Lake. While the pool itself offers stunning views of Cheyenne Mountain, Neil’s photograph offers a dramatic image that harks back to the Broadmoor Hotel’s original construction in 1891.

With his background as an architectural illustrator, Neil’s photographs, including this iconic image of the past brought into modern day, capture simple and elegant historical details of classic buildings in Colorado and Colorado Springs.

More of Neil’s unique Broadmoor Hotel images can be found here.