A collection of landscape pastel paintings by artist Susan Mayfield is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Dec. 31.
A resident of Salida for the past eight years, Mayfield divides her time between the high mountain desert of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline of South Carolina where she grew up. She is inspired by the dynamic contrasts between these two places and enjoys exploring and interpreting the landscape wherever she finds herself.
Mayfield spends much of her time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and plein air painting. She served as a board member of the Friends of Browns Canyon during the time that it was designated as a national monument and is an active proponent of public lands.
After graduating with honors and receiving the Outstanding Fine Arts Student Award from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Mayfield continued her studies with prominent artists around the country. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries across the U.S., and her work has been chosen for the Art in Embassies Program, which fosters cultural exchange and understanding through the visual arts.
Mayfield participates in plein air events around the U.S. in addition to teaching classes and workshops in her studio.
All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.
HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.