Magical Oak Creek Canyon
I was pretty taken with the beauty and magic of Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon the first day I drove through it. With its whimsical Prickly Pear Cactus and Saguaro in this painted desert. Having just visited the Grand Canyon and coming down the switchbacks from Flagstaff. I remember thinking I have to paint this one day. Then I pulled into what we locals call uptown. That’s when I thought; I could live here in the Southwest. And that was the first time I had that thought after visiting many other towns here in the Southwest. So consequentially, I moved to Sedona in 2002, and I’ve never looked back. I’ll never leave here because living in Sedona is pure magic!
The first settler to claim the property in Sedona’s Magical Oak Creek Canyon was J.J. Thompson, who, in 1876, built himself a log cabin near Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon. Glenn Kilbourne and Carley Burch, the main characters in Zane Grey’s “The Call of the Canyon,” lived and loved under the whispering pines of Oak Creek Canyon. This contemporary Sedona landscape art decor is my interpretation of that cabin. Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located between Sedona and Flagstaff.
The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its exquisite beauty. State Route 89A enters the canyon on its north end via a series of hairpin turns before traversing to the canyon’s bottom. Thirteen miles later, the highway comes into uptown Sedona. Oak Creek Canyon – an area that is second only to Grand Canyon as the most popular tourist destination in Arizona. Of course, this wall art is available as a canvas art print, metal print, or paper.
More watercolors with buildings included are Pitiado, Tucson Periwinkle, Pueblo Mission, San Miguel Mission, Taos Pueblo, Sunbird, Sedona’s Saloon, Drums & Moccasins.