These Fall-Inspired Works of Art Hail the Tree

Nature provides a perfect metaphor for the rhythm of life

There’s a day in spring when suddenly the world turns green. Trees come to life and bring us along. Our hearts are lighter. Temperatures rise, and they comfort us in shade. In a breeze they sing and dance. By fall their leaves explode in vibrancy before making a final descent. Even bare, in the midst of winter, their silhouettes keep us company. On walls, whether in photographs, realistic landscapes or impressionistic bursts, they are a joyful reminder of the beauty that’s always available if we keep our eyes open and pay attention.

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Artist Ruthie A. Werner of Louisville, Colorado, always projects whimsy, joy and a love of the outdoors in her work. These aspen trees are a combination of acrylic and wood, and true to aspens, they move in the light. “Untitled,” 2’ by 3’, $2,500.

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Boulder-based artist and art instructor Lael Har is a devoted, prolific painter of the natural world. “Wilderness,” 30” x 30”, $900.

“I am inspired daily by this beautiful place we live in. That contentment in nature is mirrored in my work. I rely on the essence of a place instead of its realness and utilize big brushes, tools, and lots of paint.”

-Lael Har

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Denver artist Melanie Grein’s recent abstracts are on display at Walker Fine Art’s “Modus Operandi” show through September 10. Her more figurative work, including these impressionistic trees, combines color with a dash of melancholy. “On a Hill,” 36” x 24”, acrylic on canvas, $1,300.

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Autumn in the eyes of artist Melanie Grein. This acrylic on canvas, “Red Trees in Blue Rain,” is 20” x 20”, $640. Grein’s latest abstracts are currently on display at Walker Fine Art in Denver.

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