View from every Colorado 14er through a painter's eyes

Next with Kyle Clark. 9NEWS @ 6. 9/20/2016

The Most Colorado Thing We Saw Today was painted by Lisa Dianne Martin.

This weekend, she made it to the top of the last 14er that had eluded her quest to paint a landscape atop each of Colorado's tallest mountains.

It took Miller two years, two months and two days to summit 58 mountains, and create 58 paintings.

Her first was Mount Bierstadt. Mount of the Holy Cross was her last. 

After finishing, she posted her final painting on Instagram, writing:

Goal completed! 2 years 2 months, 2 days, 58 mountains, 58 paintings at 14k feet. Many good days, many hard days, many all nighters, hours of planning, obsessively checking weather, being stuck in storms, seeing rockfalls and avalanches, flat tires, gas station coffee, many wrong turns, even an occasional wrong mountain. I learned what my limits were and were not. It's easy to romanticize achieving a goal but it isn't all butterflies and sunshine- it's learning what you're strengths and weaknesses are. It's about learning when to turn around and when to pull over on the side of the road because driving isn't safe anymore. It's about safety first. For me. It was about learning that God always has my back. It was about all the amazing people I met through doing this project. Thank you to everyone who supported me and let me into their life, and taught me so much. "this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill

9NEWS photojournalist Chris Hansen is working on a big piece about Martin.

We'll be sure to let you know when that's going to air. In the meantime, check out some of her pieces:

 

 

 

Goal completed! 2 years 2 months, 2 days, 58 mountains, 58 paintings at 14k feet. Many good days, many hard days, many all nighters, hours of planning, obsessively checking weather, being stuck in storms, seeing rockfalls and avalanches, flat tires, gas station coffee, many wrong turns, even an occasional wrong mountain. I learned what my limits were and were not. It's easy to romanticize achieving a goal but it isn't all butterflies and sunshine- it's learning what you're strengths and weaknesses are. It's about learning when to turn around and when to pull over on the side of the road because driving isn't safe anymore. It's about safety first. For me. It was about learning that God always has my back. It was about all the amazing people I met through doing this project. Thank you to everyone who supported me and let me into their life, and taught me so much. "this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Winston Churchill

A photo posted by L i s a D i a n n e (@paintthemountain) on

 

I have the goal to simplify my life this semester #lessismore

A photo posted by L i s a D i a n n e (@paintthemountain) on

 

#54!!!! 4 left eek!

A photo posted by L i s a D i a n n e (@paintthemountain) on

 

Number 41 #handiespeak I like you better without snow

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