Twin Falls Public Art Tour
Down Town Commons Murals
Idaho Bridge – Laurel MacDonald
I am a native Idahoan. I grew up in the Treasure Valley on a farm west of Boise. My imagery is taken from the land and buildings around me, flowers I grow, and the people I meet. My artwork can be seen at Dahmen's Barn in Uniontown, Washington, Pritchard Gallery in Moscow, Idaho, The Black Cypress Restaurant in Pullman, Washington, Colter's Creek Winery in Juliaetta, Idaho, Blooms in Boise, Idaho, and Smith and Coelho in Eagle, Idaho.
Whimsical Holstein Cow – Carolyn J. McCoy
I am a native Idahoan. I grew up in the Treasure Valley on a farm west of Boise. My imagery is taken from the land and buildings around me, flowers I grow, and the people I meet. My artwork can be seen at Dahmen's Barn in Uniontown, Washington, Pritchard Gallery in Moscow, Idaho, The Black Cypress Restaurant in Pullman, Washington, Colter's Creek Winery in Juliaetta, Idaho, Blooms in Boise, Idaho, and Smith and Coelho in Eagle, Idaho. Whimsical Holstein Cow – Carolyn J. McCoy
I have been a Magic Valley resident since moving from Tennessee in 1958. I made my home and raised a family in Buhl for more than 55 years. I will celebrate my 80th birthday this July. I am a Western Artist who gained interest in oil paint on canvas in the mid 1980’s. Since then I have enjoyed painting for family and friends throughout the United States. I have found inspiration in many ways, from my first teacher, Norma Romero at her Black Bear Studio, to hours of video recordings of Bob Ross.
Over the years, I have taken the beauty of nature and painted her landscapes, wildlife and man-made structures on countless surfaces. I have painted on 1 and 2 man saw blades, dairy milk cans, skillets, cow skulls, barn wood, gourds, pizza peels and antlers. I enjoy finding photos in magazines and introducing my unique variations in color and interpretation. Over the years I have created around 400 items, including over 300 canvas paintings. When I get inspired to paint I may work on up to 4 paintings at a time.
I currently use acrylic as my medium which I used to paint my Whimsical Holstein Cow on Barn Wood. I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Believing in Magic – Leslie Lambert Redhead
Leslie Lambert, also known as Leslie Redhead, is an artist, teacher, illustrator, and author known for her dramatic watercolors. Her art focuses on the combination of spontaneity and detail that watercolor has to offer. She continues to explore the possibilities and pushes the medium beyond its limitations to achieve luminous and incredible results.
Leslie’s paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Leslie is a Professor at University of Victoria, British Columbia. She has a Master of Education in Art Education and holds signatures with Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) and the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Color (CSPWC), Leslie conducts workshops in Canada, the U.S., and Spain. She currently resides near Spokane, WA.
Her work is featured in Splash 10: Passionate Brushstrokes from the Splash: Best of Watercolor series, Leslie Redhead: the life of an artist, and Making It! Case Studies of Successful Canadian Artists. She is the author of Watercolor 365 that has been translated into several different languages. Leslie was also the illustrator the children’s book, Island in the Salish Sea.
Inspiration for Leslie’s work come from everyday moments and adventures as she visually journals the people and landscape that surrounds her. She enjoys encouraging others to find the artist within and continues to seek the creative in all things. More of Leslie’s work can be viewed at www.watercolor365.com
The Crops Are Taking Off- Erik Winther
Erik Winther is a graphic designer and illustrator who sees the world full of quirky and peculiar humor. He conveys his perspective in a comical and adventurous way to bring the viewer into his imagination.
See more of Erik’s work at MrEIndustries.com
Shoshone Falls Hotel – Leon Smith
Leon has taken art courses at Kansas State University, Montana State University, Philadelphia Art Institute, and several individual artist teachers, over the course of 60 years. His work has included pastels, watercolor, ink, and pencil but oil is my favorite medium. Oil lends itself to his style of painting and subject matter.
Leon has had a varied background as he has developed his favorite art pursuits. Local lawyer for over 50 years, involved in local politics, charities, volunteer organizations, athletics and raising a family in Twin Falls.
His favorite art involves scenes local and regional. Historical events are his main interest, with paintings from a Northern Idaho railroad scene and Copper Basin ranching to the developmental years of the Magic Valley and the city of Twin Falls.
Leon resides in Twin Falls, Idaho with his wife, Janice Mittleider and has three grown children.
The Sheep Herder’s Wagon - Valarie Martinez Everton (Vadi)
Born in Southern California, exposed to a genteel grandmother Matilda, and French American grandfather Edward, a waiter at the “Brown Derby” and “Romanoff’s” Restaurants in Beverly Hills, California. At the age of 5, Valarie was experimenting with escargot and food from all over the world. So was Valarie’s young life….
Next, after convent school; college followed. Arnold, Valarie’s father, worked in high level Los Angeles County Politics. So much power! Exposure to that has put a fire in Valarie! Anything is possible! (Valarie lived an unreal lifestyle) Then Valarie traveled all over the world! 1993 – Belmont Racquet Club – Long Beach, California Steve Everton took one look at Valarie and knew he wanted to marry her. June 1995 married and moved to Twin Falls.
Over 20 years to present Vadi has been studying, developing and creating her art style.
- Laurel MacDonald
- Carolyn J. McCoy
- Leslie Redhead
- Erik Winther
- Leon Smith
- Valarie (Vadi) Matinez-Everton
Twin Falls Public Art Tour
149 Main Ave. E.