I've been anxious to paint this scene ever since my trip out West in 2015. I can still remember feeling stunned by the magnificent colors produced as the sun began to set in the canyons. That wonderful crisp spring green set against the deep violet canyon shadow. Texturally, I loved the softness of the grasses in the midst of such rugged terrain.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Jill Poyerd

Gateway to the Canyons

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 30" w x 1.25" d
4 lbs. 1 oz.



Jill Poyerd
Leesburg, Virginia

Getting to Know Jill

Jill E Poyerd brings “peaceful, contemplative moments” to life on the canvas. She approaches the canvas with little preparation, instead allowing herself total freedom to create. Both her watercolor and oil painting works depict gorgeous scenes of nature with a style distinctly her own. Something as common as a tree appears soft and ethereal through Jill’s painterly style. Fun fact: she’s quite a history buff and loves reading historical biographies.