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Phantom Ranch Ball


2019 Phantom Ranch Ball

The Phantom Ranch Ball is a charitable non-event to support the Land Trust’s conservation programs, which help protect our community’s open spaces and ranching heritage. Instead of a night out on the town please join us for the Phantom Ranch Ball in the comfort of your own home while supporting the Land Trust with a donation.

What is the Phantom Ranch?

Phantom Ranch is a popular geographic place-name throughout Colorado and the West. There is however, no “Phantom Ranch” in Summit County, making it a perfect make-believe location to represent the importance of preserving our community’s agricultural and ranching history and the scenic qualities, food production, wildlife habitat, and natural areas that ranches provide.

 

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About the Artist 2019

Deborah McAllister

“I love living in Denver, and am most inspired by the landscape. I don’t have to travel far, maybe around town, or in the Colorado mountains.  But a new environment is always irresistible to me. Soon, my husband Tom and I will be selling our house and trying out full time RV living. I’m looking forward to much more plein air painting in lots of new places.

I paint in a loose, impressionistic style of realism. I enjoy portraying the feeling of light and time of day in a scene. Colors are emphasized, and sometimes exaggerated. Reality is a never ending source of fascination for me, and all of nature is my studio. I have had the opportunity to paint in foreign countries, such as Ireland, England, Belize, Curacao. When I look at these paintings, it brings back the experiences I had while being there.

Debby’s Affiliations:  Oil Painters of America, Signature membership in Plein Air Artists Colorado and Colorado Watercolor Society, I’ve been a board member of Plein Air Artists Colorado since 2012, and have served as head coordinator of statewide paint outs, and co-chair for our annual national exhibition.

Plein Air Events: Every year I participate in several plein air events. Support of environmental causes is important to me and I’ve painted in plein air events in Colorado benefiting land trusts.”

We are thrilled to feature Debby’s art for this year’s Phantom Ranch Ball!



Past Phantom Ranch Ball Winners:

2018: Wendy & Barry Meyer won Karen Ramsay’s “Winter Willows “

2017: Harriett Bobo won Emily Wahl’s watercolor “Field of Dreams.”