Stuart Codington Andrews

Buena Vista artist Stuart Codington Andrews stands next to his exhibit at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida. Andrews’ collection will be on display until June 30. All of his pieces are for sale; 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the HRRMC Foundation.


Buena Vista painter Stuart Codington Andrews explores the Western landscape in a collection of oil paintings on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through June 30.

“This exhibit is focused on my summer office where I work as a fly fishing guide. Whether high in the backcountry or knee-deep in the river, the romance of the Western landscape never fails to captivate,” said Andrews. 

“Often there is a tale or anecdote connected to each image, open to interpretation by the viewers. I explore these collisions of ideas and events, creating a timeless window to each story.”

Andrews is a self-educated painter and draws his technique from art history to achieve the effects needed to bring views to life. He utilizes oil, acrylic and mixed media to create pieces that highlight dreams, pop culture, alpine life and a love for the mountains.

 He has worked for the past 35 years at The View Gallery in Buena Vista, and has focused on building the legacy of famous artists he admires such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Salvador Dalí.

All of his paintings in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation. This will be the second exhibit this year, which is part of the hospital’s mission to create a healing environment.

More of his work can be viewed at

For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.

Andrews is a Times fishing columnist and head guide for Ark Anglers fly fishing guide service.

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