Painting the Panorama

“Autumn’s First Snow” Fraser River Valley, 20” x 36”

Artist Karen Vance doesn’t look far for inspiration — her Winter Park Ranch studio is surrounded by an alluring landscape beckoning her to paint. Her career spans decades, has garnered awards and earned her permanent places to showcase her work, including at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort and the University of Denver. Check her website,, for original paintings, limited-edition giclées and Winter Park Resort posters.