This new work is something a little different for me. My neighbors (Mark and Maggie) just returned from a trip out west. They had sent this photo when they were on a hike in Arizona and I was inspired to paint the scene for them as a surprise souvenir of their trip. I have been out west in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and lived in Taos, New Mexico for several years—so I know and love the landscape there. That orangey red soil is amazing!