About Our Mountain Paintings
Vistas of striking Colorado mountain peaks that we see when we look up from our work are here for you to enjoy as you shop in our store. These towering giants have been captured in oils by David Grossmann II. The mountains you see are:
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Spanish Peaks - the double peaks which grace the
southern skyline of Pueblo
Pikes Peak - from close to I-25 Greenland exit 167 north of Monument Hill
Greenhorn - with a sweep of rain
Longs Peak - from Golden Ponds west of Longmont
Mount Herard - from the Great Sand Dunes
About David Grossmann
Art has been a constant presence in David Grossmann’s life. Drawing was his favorite activity as a child, so he spent much of the time exploring his imagination through pencil and paper. David’s family consistently encouraged his love of art, and some of his first art lessons were from his grandmother, who taught him to use oil paints when he was ten years old.
A love of the outdoors has also been a life-long companion for David. He lived in Chile until he was fourteen, and the beauty of the towering Andes, the vast ocean, the barren deserts, and fertile valleys still flood his memories. When he left Chile and moved to Colorado, the beauty of the Rocky Mountains brought a touch of familiarity through the time of transition. At that point, David continued to study art and also began taking art-related jobs, including painting commissions and a series of illustrations for a publishing company.
He went on to earn degrees in business and Spanish, and then attended the Colorado Academy of Art in Boulder. It was at the Academy that David had his first class in plein air (outdoor) painting. He responded immediately to the challenges of this new method and the way it fit perfectly with his love for the outdoors. David’s dedication to landscape painting kept growing, eventually leading him to study with renowned artist Jay Moore.
David continues to paint landscapes from all over Colorado, the western United States, and wherever else his travels may take him. No matter what location inspires his work, David’s paintings are noted for their understated sense of tranquility: “I like to think of my paintings as visual poems. They are simplified rhythms of color, light, and shape. On the surface they are quiet whispers but I hope that they convey a depth of emotion to anyone who takes the time to stop and listen.”
Living near the Rocky Mountains provides an endless source of inspiration. The mountain peaks, their hidden depths, the vastness of the plains and skies all provide the origins for many of David’s favorite compositions. Although these inspirations are inexhaustible, David also dreams of revisiting the landscapes of his childhood and of discovering the beauty of places yet unseen.
David Grossmann Painting
Wet Valley Aspen