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Provide some scale

Letter from Sally Gilchrist

Art – January 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Ed & Martha:

As a new subscriber, I was happy to see an article on a local artist [Marty Mitchell of Saguache in the December edition].

Especially one, like myself, who has chosen to retreat to the backwoods for whatever reason. I was interested in reading about Mitchell’s philosophy and feel similarly influenced by local landscape, although I am still a figurative painter. As Thoreau once said; “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,…., and to see if I could learn what it had to teach,” It sounds like Mitchell is doing just that. Bravo. Thank you for the inclusion of art, whatever the method.

Sister Wendy would approve.

It would have been nice to have the sizes of the canvases shown in the article along with the title (and year), as scale is important when trying to image the work.

Sally Gilchrist