Carrie Malde



To me, landscape painting is a reflection of - or a metaphor for - interior life: a celebration, a retreat, a difficult path, a quiet moment.

I find my subjects in nearby places, where I have spent many hours walking and looking, where I know the names of the trees, the flowers, and the birds. Consequently, all the work originates in the foothills near my home in Boulder, in the Indian Peaks area near my cabin above Ward, or in Weld County, where I go as often as possible.

Although I often draw outdoors, the finished work is always done in the studio from photographs, sketches, and memory. The paintings and drawings are not intended as faithful reproductions of a scene, but as an exploration of the familiar in search of the exotic, the mysterious, and the beautiful.