February 27th, 2019

What is it like to live and breathe the mountain air of Brighton Estates artist Bridgette Meinhold?

We wanted to find out.

One of Park City’s top artists, Meinhold lives up and over the backside of Deer Valley in what is (most of the year) a snowmobile community.

Yes, she snowmobiles her artwork in and out of her mountaintop surround to deliver artwork to Gallery MAR.

This unique lifestyle brings Meinhold closer to the purity of her artistic inspiration: the mountains, the clouds, the weather. It is not for the faint of heart, and living beyond the reaches of the county snowplow offers unique challenges and danger. But for those who seek isolation and the cold, crisp beauty of wilderness it is their own Valhalla of winter splendor. And a rad place to recreate!

We began the tour by snowcat into the private community of Brighton Estates and towards Meinhold’s home and studio, which is inside a reclaimed and outfitted shipping container. After watching Meinhold create her magical wax and casein painted layers, we rolled from the artist’s studio to a secluded A-frame cabin for a warm fire and fondue.

All photos by Blake Peterson

Event coordination by Panic Button Media

Circa-1970s Snowcat provided by Darren Christenson

Food and wine pairings by Adam Kreisel ofChaia Cucina

Apres location: A-Frame of Mind Haus