Monday, December 23, 2013

Seasons Greetings

"Arise"      oil       30” x 30”     R. Garriott  
currently showing at the Healing Arts Galleries at Parker Adventist Hospital

"I arise in the morning torn between
a desire to improve the world
and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day."
- E. B. White

Wishing you a restful season, no matter what your traditions (or lack thereof). -R


Monday, December 9, 2013

Fields of Joy

"Fields of Joy"    30" x 48"    R. Garriott    sold

Collection Kaiser Permanente

Lone Tree, CO Medical Offices

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Healing Arts Program features R. Garriott

"Transcend"    oil    30" x 30"     R. Garriott
A new quartet of paintings by R. Garriott
November through December 2013
in the lobby gallery
Healing Arts Galleries at Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd, Parker, CO 80138

"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination..."
- Anais Nin

Anemone, literally “daughter of the wind”. As in the eponymous sea animal, the petals of the anemone float in the air, bringing a calming loveliness.


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Children's Hospital of Aurora presents "A Garden Party"

Blue Skies    oil    24" x 30"    R. Garriott    sold
Q: Why do they call it blue when it's the happiest color in the world?

Children's Hospital of Aurora
"A Garden Party" work by 5 artists
Jean Caggiano, R. Garriott, Jane Jones, Barbara McKee, Tracy Wall
and interspersed by the artwork of children at the hospital.

July 11-Sept. 30, 2013
Children's Hospital of Aurora
Frederick C. Hamilton Family Gallery
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Midcoast Maine with Martha Baum and R. Garriott

Coffee Shop Paintings
at Mae's Cafe & Bakery, Bath, ME
June 3 - August 31, 2013

"a Midcoast Maine destination for locals & visitors alike"

along with
original paintings by Martha Baum

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hot Hot Hot - Summer Sizzles Show

"Hot Hot Hot"       mixed     6" x 12"     R. Garriott

Summer Sizzle opens this Friday
at AUM Framing and Gallery

Opening reception 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Group Art Show featuring more than 30 local artists.
Original acrylics, mixed media, oils, pastels,
photographs, sculptures, and watercolors. 

AUM Framing and Gallery
2227 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
303 394 3362

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Heirloom Hollyhocks

Heirloom Hollyhocks oil   40" x 30"   R. Garriott   SOLD

Many years ago I was seasonally employed at a greenhouse. While the pay was minimal,  the weather ever-changing, and the concrete brutal on the feet, it did surround those of us there in a profusion of saturated color that gave my phosphenes a healthy kick. I had made one of the biggest art sales of my early career (through an arts admin to an HMO) during that first season but know one knew; I was just another worker slug that restocked trays and trays of petunias and pansies day after day after day.

All of which is a digression; although this painting was inspired by that time, by the seed packets that could be bought inside the store, this is the actual story of the Heirloom Hollyhocks:
Later working (once again) as a graphic designer, one of my clients mentioned that she planned 
for the Grand Opening of her boutique to give away seeds packets from her Uncle Olav's (or maybe it was Uncle Gustav's) heirloom hollyhocks in a commemorative package. Misinterpreting her email as request for a design of the package, I sent her something along these lines (as a model I used this hollyhock in my backyard garden). As it turns out, she had already commissioned her niece to design the seed package which would be printed in black on a green paper. The niece's design had a nicely hand made look that was really far more appropriate than my overly-commercial layout.

Was I a bit disappointed? A bit, I suppose, but over time one gets used to these sorts of misunderstandings. I sighed, moved on, and a few years later painted this based on the seed packet idea because I still thought it was a fun idea, and I got to use some of my rusty lettering skills from another previous profession (sign painting). 

In a lovely bit of synchronicity, it turned out that a co-worker at that same greenhouse ended up owning this painting. I am so happy it has a good home.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shasta Sunrise

Shasta Sunrise          oil          48" x 24"          R. Garriott           SOLD

Is it spring yet? The latest ten inches of snow has melted back enough to show a few gloriously yellow handfuls of crocus. One can hope.  ( :


Friday, February 8, 2013

Group show at AUM

"Whiskie/Whiskey"     oil     10" x 10"     R. Garriott

New art show opens February 8
Opening Reception Friday Feb 8, 5 - 8:30 pm 

12 Artists from The Art Group

at AUM Framing and Gallery
2227 E Colfax Ave  -  Denver CO 80206

Show runs through March 9