The Bookstore Gallery located in the Colorado National Monument Visitor’s Center is a feature run by the Colorado National Monument Association. We rotate new artists every 2 months, exhibiting their 2 dimensional work with an emphasis on scenes of the Colorado National Monument. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the Bookstore Gallery, it must be done either in person at the Visitor’s Center, or via phone order. To order over the phone, please contact Linda @ 970-858-3617 xt. 308. Note: Artwork prices are non-negotiable and are exempt from any discounts.
Current Exhibition: Bob Martin
Bob began painting as a hobby and a way to relax. He and his wife Kathy owned a full service floral and decorating store in Phoenix, Arizona. Painting provided a relaxing avenue to be creative in a different medium.
He studied under artist David Manje, of Mesa, Arizona for eleven years. Bob “caught the fever” and now paints everyday.
Bob loves the impressionistic style – working with bold colors and heavy brush strokes.
Bob has been inspired by many artists in Arizona such as David Manje, Harold Nelson and Jim Elderberry. In Grand Junction Bob has taken workshops and painted with artists Jac Kephart, Steven Datz, Dan Loge, Chuck Morris, George Callison and Travis Jardon.
He has been fortunate in winning some first place ribbons at various show.