Paul Hotvedt’s Landscape Paintings Show ‘Time And Tenacity’ Now at Step Up Gallery, Closes Feb. 9 – Los Alamos Reporter


Outcrop before the rain, an oil painting by Paul Hotvedt. Courtesy picture


This exhibition of more than 60 oil paintings by Silver City-based artist Paul Hotvedt features both outdoor and studio work. Together, the works explore deep time in the rugged and dynamic landscapes of the Gila National Forest, the Valles Caldera National Reserve, and the ancient Rio Grande Valley.

The works in this exhibit range from intimate studies of the mountains and deserts of New Mexico to a very large painting of what the Rio Grande Gorge might have looked like millions of years ago. Hotvedt says, “I am fully myself when expressing my experience of the outdoors in color and painting. Our New Mexico landscape is here, offering us its spectacular and unspectacular beauty.

Step Up Gallery, with technical expertise from the Los Alamos County Department of Community Services, produced a FaceBook Live event on January 20 that was hosted by its FaceBook page. The event called Gallery Talk by artist Paul Hotvedt took viewers on a tour of Paul’s paintings as he talked about some key works in the exhibition and answered questions live from FaceBook attendees. The event is now a finished video, available on the Step Up Gallery YouTube channel. Go to:

The public can also see all the paintings in the exhibition and have the option of purchasing them at:

The exhibition is free and open to the public from Monday to Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm; Friday: 10am-6pm and Saturday: 10am-5pm. Step Up Gallery is located on the upper level of the Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue, in historic downtown Los Alamos. TIME and TENACITY ends February 9and. Wearing a mask is compulsory to enter the library.


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