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The Indian At the Broadmoor ~ A Ghost Lives in the Shadows

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Indian at the Broadmoor
Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs
Photography by Neil Talbott

Neil’s ability to capture quirky but compelling images is exemplified by his image of “The Indian at the Broadmoor.” Photographing the afternoon shadows on a stacked rock wall at the 5-Star Colorado Springs Broadmoor Hotel, he brings to life the ghost of a Native American chief.

Existing only until the light changes, the transitory nature of the portrait can be read as a metaphor for the spirit of the long gone Ute and Cheyenne people who were displaced from the base of the Cheyenne Mountain when the Broadmoor Hotel was built in the early 20th Century.

Starting out as a small hotel and casino, the hotel grew as it attracted a wealthy clientele drawn to the beauty of Pikes Peak, as well as to the mountain air which was said to aid in the recovery of tuberculosis patients.

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

Neil Talbott’s unique regional photographs 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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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.

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.


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 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.

Mad as a Hatter and Just as Brilliant

June 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Neil’s mad skills at illustration are as unconventional as the themes he chooses: barefoot hippie angels with tattooed arches edging out of the brickwork, Medea with twisting dreadlocks that seduce and slither and this watercolor portrait of Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter, sipping a deceptively sedate cup of tea.