Paul Hotvedt’s Landscape Paintings Show ‘Time And Tenacity’ Now At Step Up Gallery, Closes Feb. 9

Outcropping Before the Rain, an oil painting by Paul Hotvedt. Courtesy photo


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

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

Step Up Gallery, with the technical expertise of Los Alamos County Community Services Department, produced a FaceBook Live Event on January 20 which 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 work in the exhibit and took live questions from FaceBook participants. The event is now a finished video, available to view on Step Up Gallery’s YouTube Channel. Go to:

The public can also view all the paintings in the exhibit and have the opportunity to purchase them at:

The exhibit is free and open to the public on Monday–Thursday: 10am–8pm; Friday: 10am–6pm and Saturday: 10am–5pm. Step Up Gallery is located on the top level of Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Avenue in historic downtown Los Alamos. TIME and TENACITY closes on February 9th.  Masking is mandatory for entrance to the library.