KudosAZ, the arts, culture, and entertainment magazine, presents a preview of the upcoming exhibition Cody DeLong: Painting the Miles Between, which opens on first Friday, Nov. 3, with a reception for the artist from 4-7 pm at Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona, located inside Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. DeLong gained recognition as an award-winning plein air artist as well as a sought-after instructor, conducting painting workshops from rafting trips down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon; and his former studio in the unique artist town of Jerome, Arizona provided a place to gather for locals as well as visitors to experience a variety of techniques and mixed media work in his colorful landscapes from the West.
DeLong’s adventures have taken this itinerant artist all over the West and on to Europe. While painting the small villages and charming visuals these places have to offer, the artist landed in Porto, Portugal where he fell in love with the warm beauty and specialness that emanated from this world-famous center for wine. His recent sabbatical to the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, known for its compelling architecture, renowned modern art, and spectacular views, has also provided eye-catching inspiration for colorful paintings that are sure to bring remarkable life and beauty. This artist’s lasting love of Arizona and the West remains a major part of his work, and new paintings of the Grand Canyon and more will be a part of the offerings.
Enlightenment by Cody DeLong, 18 x 24 oil available at Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona