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July 21, 2023 - September 15, 2023
The Cloudveil is honored to be the home for the featured artwork of the 39th Annual Fall Arts Festival. Twilight Elk, a 51” x 51” oil on linen painting by internationally renowned artist, Ewould de Groot will be on display at The Cloudveil until it hits the famous auction block during the 2023 Quickdraw.
“The installation of this year’s featured artwork is an exciting prelude to Jackson Hole’s largest art event of the year,” says John Morgan, Director of Events and Communications for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. The featured artwork will hang in the lobby of The Cloudveil through September 15, 2023.
Fall Arts Festival is scheduled from September 6 – 17, 2023 with events throughout the valley of Jackson Hole. The featured artwork, Twilight Elk, will anchor the Jackson Hole Quickdraw and Auction on the morning of Saturday, September 16, 2023.
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To learn more about the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, click here.
“Twilight Elk” by Ewoud de Groot, 51” x 51” oil on linen
Ewoud de Groot, represented by Astoria Fine Art, is an internationally renowned painter based in the Netherlands. De Groot is recognized for his brilliant colors, compositions, and contemporary approach to capturing wildlife. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
The artist has work in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and in 2014 was the Featured Artist of their annual Western Visions Exhibition. During his many visits to Jackson Hole. he has found endless inspiration in the animals and landscape of the region.
This year’s featured painting, “Twilight Elk” was inspired by an encounter the artist had with an elk while flyfishing. “I remember, years back, I was by myself on one of the tributaries of the Snake and was making a few last casts before it got too dark, and had one of those brilliant encounters …just you and this majestic elk. It took a look over its shoulder and then slowly walked away” recalls De Groot. “In my paintings the focus lies mostly on the animal being portrayed, and the background is painted in an abstract way. It’s this tension between the subject and its environment that I wanted to capture for this special painting.”