Grand Staircase/Escalante

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah offers a huge variety of formations, features, and world-class paleontological sites. Into this staircase of cliffs and terraces, the Paria River and its tributaries have carved a landscape of isolated mesas, valleys, buttes, and narrow canyons.

This watercolor painting, made on location from the rim, gives some idea of the magnitude of this unique national treasure.

The original acrylic painting was sold to a private collector by an art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Prints and note cards are available at

This painting and all reproductions of it are © Bernard Marks. No unauthorized use is permitted. All rights reserved.