We ended up at Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake Friday night to look for auroras from the solar flares. We didn’t see any, but I was reminded how cool the lake is yet again. So yesterday when I found out about a Victorian artist who painted the lake and other Utah scenes, I had to share.

Alfred Lambourne came over from England and ended up in Utah with the Mormon pioneers. He painted the lake a lot end even homesteaded on Gunnison Island for a while. (He wrote a book about that.) I’m a sucker for Western landscape paintings in general, but I really like his style:

Black Rock, Great Salt Lake (1880s)
Great Salt Lake (no date)
Castle Gate, Price River Canyon (1889)

You can read more about him here, here, and here. I think maybe a trip down to the Springville Art Museum is in order.