Since the early 70s, artist Bruce Aiken and his family were the consummate “insiders” at the Grand Canyon—literally. Bruce’s duties for the National Park Service necessitated having a home at the bottom of the canyon; one that he, wife Mary, and their three children inhabited off-and-on for over three decades.
During his free time Bruce amassed a monumental body of artwork, from simple sketches to elaborate, wall-sized paintings. His work has long been in high demand by collectors worldwide. Bruce retired in 2006, closing a single chapter in his life that would fill a book. In fact it did. Bruce Aiken’s Grand Canyon: An Intimate Affair (Grand Canyon Association, 2007) is flying off the shelves after its release just a month ago. A tribute to his Grand Canyon experience, and his formidable craft, this richly-illustrated book is not to be missed by anyone with a passion for the grandest of chasms.