Posts Tagged ‘Day of the Dead’

“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


Local Illustrator Neil Talbott Inks Aztec Image for Day of the Dead

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Neil Talbott’s Work-in-Progress for “Dias de los Muertos”

Neil Talbott’s pen and ink illustrations are precise, crisp and clean as seen in his work-in-progress for Cottonwood Center for the Arts upcoming “Dia de los Muertos” Show.

Beginning his work lightly in pencil established the layout and basic shapes and let him erase and refine his composition before he started inking. Working on top of the penciled lines, Neil added or eliminated details as the illustration progressed. In this work, he has kept the gothic graphic flavor of his design by keeping his lines bold but fluid and avoiding details such as traditional techniques like stippling or cross-hatching.

Spare watercolor washes are added later with the occasional splash of color highlighting an interesting area or two.

The all-media juried show, “Dias de los Muertos”, opening on October 28th, explores native Mexican culture for Day of the Dead.

Full information about submitting artwork, deadlines and show dates are available here. More information, including a prospectus, can be found by calling Cottonwood Center for the Arts at (719)520-1899.

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 in person? Email Neil or reach him by telephone at (719) 523-0499.