Downtown a nice venue for great outdoors

By Tyra Sutak For the Camera

Posted:   11/03/2012 01:00:00 AM MDT

This head-turning photo by Rob Palmer is among the works you ll see at Nature’s Edge Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

If you goWhat: Nature’s Edge Gallery

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, through mid-January

Where: Swiss Chalet, 1642 Pearl St.

Cost: Free


Sue Palmer:

Rob Palmer:

Fi Rust:

A new art gallery has made its way into downtown Boulder and will be featuring award-winning images by three Boulder-based artists who specialize in capturing unique images of scenic natural landscapes, entertaining local wildlife and the overall spirit of the great outdoors.

Located in the Swiss Chalet in downtown Boulder’s east end, Nature’s Edge Gallery is the collaborative effort of wildlife photographers Rob Palmer and Fi Rust and fine artist Sue Palmer.

“We were trying to come up with a name that would actually fit most of our artwork, and that’s how we came up with the name Nature’s Edge — because it’s kind of like photography on the edge of nature,” said Rob Palmer, an award-winning wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in several publications, including National Wildlife Magazine, Nature’s Best Magazine and Audubon Magazine.

As a falconer, and former biology teacher, Rob Palmer’s connection to birds of prey runs deep and is very apparent in his work. He has produced captivating shots of bald eagles scuffling in midair, burrowing owl chicks yamming it up for the camera and falcons majestically gliding below a beautiful blue Colorado backdrop.

Born out of demand from a loyal following gained by all three artists through a series of periodic art shows, the Nature’s Edge Gallery will include artwork by each artist through

Fine artist Sue Palmer’s print “Snowy Volcano with Sun” is on display at Nature’s Edge Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

mid-January.Featured alongside Palmer’s birds of prey and other various photos of Colorado wildlife are photos by Fi Rust, who eloquently captures life in the Rocky Mountains for wildlife inhabitants, and Colorado landscapes and other paintings by Sue Palmer.

“It’s standout stuff that isn’t your normal, run-of-the-mill wildlife photography,” Rob Palmer said.