Vail artist has devoted 25 years to western paintings

April 25, 2015 6:01 AM

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Vail Valley artist Mark Lemon often packs up his paint, canvases and brushes and goes west, and sometimes south, during mud season, visiting Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, his "usual stomping grounds," he says. He's drawn to the arid desert landscape, punctuated by craggy canyons and small, rugged mountain ranges.

While he almost always maps a route ahead of time, Lemon is also happy to deviate from it.

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