James Niehues Profile

James Niehues illustration (thumbnail) The Colorado Springs Gazette profiles ski resort illustrator James Niehues, whom we first encountered in March 2006. “For 20 years, Niehues, 61, has been North America’s preeminent ski resort illustrator — the guy who paints the trail maps for almost every mountain from Whistler in Canada to Portillo in Chile. … Since [1988], he’s become alpine skiing’s Annie Liebowitz. He’s painted 144 mountains (including all but a few in Colorado) and an array of aerial views of national parks, golf courses and swanky island retreats. Each has his stylized block signature in the corner. He does 17 to 20 jobs a year, charging from $3,800 to $13,000, depending on the size of the job.”