Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J Lynch, September, LaVeta



Matt Smith  June  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  August  Cotopaxi

Kim English  September  LaVeta

Michael Lynch September  LaVeta






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Since 1990, we've been offering fine art instruction through plein air and studio workshops in a variety of locations. Artists may choose an all-inclusive package in a Premium workshop retreat; or a workshop in which the participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals.


A special thanks to all of the extraordinary artists that I have had the good fortune to meet in the workshops over the years. It is a fantastic journey and I am grateful! - Marty Brens












Lorenzo Chavez Oil/Pastel / Lorenzo Chavez Bio

Art In the Aspens Workshops



 Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico.  His inherited connection to the colorful and historic Southwest as well as seeing the Taos Society of Artists works was the catalyst for his art career.  He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art. 


Chavez participates in several national invitational group exhibitions including the Pastel Society of America in New York, Artists of America Show in Denver, Plein Air Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Albuquerque Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Butler Art Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, The Brinton Museum, The Booth Museum, The Yellowstone Art Museum , Buffalo Bill Art Museum Cape Cod Art Museum, The Leigh Yawke Museum, Colorado History Museum, Coors Show in Denver, Trailside Galleries, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson.  In addition, he was featured in a successful on-man show at the C.M. Russell Museum.  He has participated successfully in several C.M. Russell art auctions.  His work is featured in articles in Southwest Art, Artists of the West, Pastel Journal, American Artist and Art-Talk.


Chavez was raised in Albuquerque and has an affection for the surrounding vicinity.  He has many fond memories of time spent hiking and running in these areas and feels that it was a major influence in his decision to become a landscape painter.


His suggestive renderings and fluent technique in both Oil and Pastel have earned him numerous awards and many devoted collectors throughout the United States and he is considered by many to be the west’s premier pastel painter.  He has been the recipient of awards and honors from such notable groups at the Pastel Society of America, American Impressionist Society,

Numerous Pastel Societies Across the United States. Society de Pastelists France, the C.M. Russell Auction, and Artist of the West Pioneer Museum. 


Chavez is an active member of. Northwest Rendezvous of Art, Plein Air Painters of America, California Art Club Signature Member, American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of Spain.


Chavez’s work is featured in six galleries in the United States and is included in private and corporate collections nationally and internationally. 


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