Artist Topher Straus has built a name for himself with his contemporary impressionistic interpretation of natural landscapes that focus on the scenic vistas of U.S. national parks and other iconic destinations. His audience is drawn to his work not only because of the dramatic contours and bold hues but also for a shared love of and connection to the outdoors. Gallery owners in Colorado mountain towns have taken notice of this fresh take on a familiar subject matter, as have their clientele.
Straus is proud to announce that he is now represented by Vail International Gallery and Breckenridge Gallery. He is excited to work with these renowned galleries to expand his visibility to the visitors of these popular Colorado ski towns and solidify his presence in the mountain market. His popular piece, “Vail”—depicting a landscape from the viewpoint of a skier on a slope—is currently on display in the gallery along with five other works. Additionally, he has committed to creating two to three new pieces a month, further developing his collection of U.S. national park paintings. Having completed twenty parks to date, his latest works include landscapes from Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, Big Bend and Haleakalā National Parks.
“We loved Topher’s fresh interpretations of classic western and Colorado landscapes even before we learned about his unique digital painting process. In the gallery, he has been getting a great deal of attention from all kinds of collectors, knowledgeable and novice, which we see as a great sign of things to come.”
Marc Levarn, President and Co-Owner, Vail International Gallery
He is also represented in Colorado by R Gallery + Art Bar in Boulder, The Kowen Gallery in Westminster, and will soon be showing work in Evergreen’s Mystic Trinity Gallery. Additionally, he has partnered for a fundraiser with BGoldn—whose mission is to provide food and educational resources for the underserved in the Golden community—donating half the profits from his sale of his “Golden Sun” original work.