I completed this painting just before the environmental disaster in the Animas River, CO in August 2015. The painting is based on a scene along a creek not far from the Animas. After doing a little research, I found out that the unusual colors that intrigued me at this creek are the result of mineral deposits from old mines. It seemed strange that something so unusually beautiful could also be toxic. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Jill Poyerd

Red Mountain Creek: Toxic Beauty?

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

15" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 7 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.