The Peaks of Utah Mountains
Though that Jacob's Ladder is on the other side of the earth from Lone Peak's version, the elevation of this landmark peak and the solitary wilderness that surrounds it makes the peak an easy place to lift thoughts heavenwards.
Alta's story comes less from lore and ancient stories and more from historical roots of Utah's development. In the mid 1800s, silver was discovered in several places in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Mines were opened, and to house the miners, Alta was founded. Not many years after, the mines were exhausted of ore, then ravaged first by a forest fire and then by an avalanche. By 1930, only one man remained in the once bustling town of Alta--an owner, George Watson. Rather than pay back taxes on the land he owned, Watson donated what is now Alta to the National Forest Service. Eight years later, Alta opened its first ski lift, and it's been a favorite among Utah mountain resorts ever since.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
For years, Ellie Wilson has been painting our local scenery: the fields by Utah Lake, the creeks of the Wasatch Front, the majesty of Bridal Veil Falls, and our beloved Mount Timpanogos. Ellie's depictions of Mount Timpanogos have become somewhat of a constant in our gallery: we try to always have at least one on our walls, though they sell nearly as quickly as she can paint them.
Over the last several months, Ellie Wilson has been putting together a one-of-a-kind show celebrating the Utah peaks we call home. As a send-off to the summer days we love spending in our Utah mountains, we are happy to host Ellie Wilson's Peaks of Utah show. Whatever the peaks that mean the most to you, we hope you'll find a moment of rest and rejuvenation as you admire our local scenery through the brushstrokes of Ellie Wilson.
Ellie Wilson's Peaks of Utah Mountains show will run from August 10 - 25th at Heirloom Art & Co. Please join us in the gallery or purchase paintings online by clicking here.