Artist takes flight to find inspiration for landscape paintings

If you go

What: “From Landscape to Abstraction,” paintings by Ana Maria Botero

When: Through April 26

Where: Muse Gallery, 356 Main St., Longmont

Tickets: Free


Land looks so different from the window of a plane.

The details of grass, pavement and structures are subsumed by miles-long shapes and acres-wide color fields. On the ground, we have hills that roll and buildings that tower, but from the air, you see shapes that interlock and lines that intersect. Each region has its own palette and textures.

The countryside, as artist Ana Maria Botero knows, has a natural talent for creating interesting compositions and color juxtapositions.

Paintings from Botero’s series “From Landscape to Abstraction” currently are on display at Muse Gallery, 356 Main St. in Longmont. The work is pretty much what the title says it is — abstract art derived from landscapes.

To gain the proper perspective for this series, Botero

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