Dec 09

For Sale: Limited Edition Paintings of Our Favorite Hikes in Europe

These would make awesome gifts!!! Ryder-Walker commissioned award-winning artist Wayne McKenzie to paint three of our favorite hikes in Europe, the Val Ferret (Tour du Mont Blanc), the Val Travenanzes (Italian Dolomites Trek), and the Val Bregaglia (Engadine Trek).

We’re selling the original paintings for $2500 each, and limited edition professional gallery wraps for $450 a piece including taxes, shipping and handling.

The gallery wraps are professionally photographed versions of the originals, printed on high-grade photo satin canvas, framed in a wrap style and protected with a UV fine-art satin finish. The finished art also comes with a hanging wire and is ready to be displayed. Note: We only have 10 wraps available for each painting. These won’t last forever!

The above painting is of the Val Bregaglia, day 7 of our Engadine Trek. The image is from a meadow just north of Soglio, Switzerland and features the mighty Sciora group of peaks along with the Piz Cengalo and the magnificent Piz Badile. Original painting with frame—$2500.

This painting shows the stunning Italian Val Ferret beneath the Brenva face of Mont Blanc, day 6 of our Tour du Mont Blanc. In our opinion, the Brenva is the most spectacular side of Mont Blanc. Original painting with frame—$2500.

Here is the top of the Val Travenanzes, an absolutely wild and striking valley in the Italian Dolomites. Past guests will recognize this as the hike between the villages of Corvara and Cortina on our Italian Dolomites Trek. Original painting with frame—$2500.

Spotlight on Wayne McKenzie

Australian native Wayne McKenzie is a long-time friend to the Ryder-Walker family and an award winning plein air painter. His works are a visual journey into the landscapes he creates. His paintings hang in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Australasia. Along with his countless awards and Best of Shows in many national competitions, Wayne’s work has appeared in various publications in the United States including being honored as a feature artist in the hardcover book Best of Artists-Oil-Global edition by Kennedy Publishing. You can see more of Wayne’s work at his website: http://www.waynemckenzieart.com/

Please contact our office to order one of these limited edition pieces.

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Travel and the Coronavirus for Ryder-Walker Guests

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For more information please visit the websites of the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.