Rick Wheeler

Special Guest Artist

 Originally from California, Rick Wheeler has lived in the Four Corners region of the southwest since 1994. He credits the cultural and natural history of the area as one of the biggest influences on his work. Wheeler also enjoys teaching at the Art Institute wing of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (where he has taught for 15 years), and participating as a mentor at Prescott College in Tucson. Wheeler’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Park Service, the Saint George Art Museum, and the outdoor retailer Patagonia.

View From Mather


Watercolor, 10.5"x13"

Bright Angel, Indian Garden


Watercolor, 9"x16"

Trailside View, Morning Light


Watercolor, 9"x12"

Clouds in the Canyon


Watercolor, 12"x21.5"

Flight in the Canyon


Watercolor, 10"x17.75"

Shoshone Point


Scratchboard/Watercolor/Oil, 11.5"x8.5"

Purchase a piece of art

The beautiful artwork featured is part of the 2019 Celebration of Art Exhibition and Sale. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please contact Kathy Duley at kduley@grandcanyon.org, or (480) 277-0458, or visit Kolb Studio at the South Rim of Grand Canyon.

Funds raised from Celebration of Art support projects and programs that keep art in Grand Canyon National Park. 

Note: We make every effort to keep each album up to date but it is possible that a piece featured has recently sold. We will confirm availability as soon as an inquiry is made.