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Get ready to embark on an art-filled adventure like never before! We're thrilled to announce our latest program, Sleeping with the Artist, where local creativity meets luxurious comfort. We believe in the power of art to enrich our lives and our community. That's why we're so excited to bring the work of our incredible local artists right into your stay. By featuring local artists within our community, we're not only enhancing your experience but also supporting creative talent.


These talented artists have graciously contributed their work to make your stay even more extraordinary. Their unique creations will add a touch of local magic to your experience. Get ready to be inspired and enchanted by their artistry during your stay with us.

We are delighted to introduce our featured artists:

Vikki Reed

Join us in celebrating the incredible journey of artist Vikki Reed, whose story is as inspiring as her art! Vikki's artistic voyage began with a deep childhood connection to creativity. However, the pressures of adulthood often lead us away from our passions. In 1989, Vikki made a bold decision to leave her job and wholeheartedly pursue art. Her artistic exploration spans watercolors, desert landscapes, botanicals, and contemporary mixed media. It's clear that she has a profound and ever-evolving relationship with her creative side.

But Vikki's story doesn't stop there. She has seamlessly integrated healing arts like Biofield Tuning and Emotion Code into her life, viewing both art and healing as forms of frequency medicine.

Her belief that her best creations are yet to come is truly inspiring, embodying a continuous journey of self-discovery and growth, both as an artist and a practitioner of healing arts.

Vikki Reed's story reminds us to follow our passions, embrace creativity, and explore how art can intersect with other aspects of our lives. You can find her stunning artwork featured in our lobby and in suites 102, 203, and 402. Visit her website


Shelby Mahan

Shelby Mahan, whose incredible journey from writer to painter is a testament to the transformative power of art!

A decade ago, Shelby, a cancer survivor and a dedicated writer with an M.A. in Children's Literature. Little did she know that her life was on the brink of a profound shift. It all began when she decided to support a young painter in his detox journey, committing to be with him 24/7 for five days. During this life-altering experience, she unearthed a hidden passion and innate talent for painting that had been waiting to be discovered.

Since that pivotal moment, Shelby's artistic journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Her artwork has been featured in prestigious juried art shows across the western United States. What truly ignites her artistic spirit is the joy she finds when others acquire a piece of her art. Each creation is a vibrant tapestry of color and form, shaped by intuition and emotion, inviting viewers into a world where visual elements burst to life.

As she continues to explore and evolve as an artist, Shelby is thrilled to share her unique perspective and creative energy with the world. Join her on this remarkable journey of self-discovery through art, where every brushstroke narrates a story of resilience, passion, and boundless creativity. Discover her exclusive artwork in suite 303 and be inspired! Visit her Facebook and Instagram: & @artbymichelleshelbymahan


David Slivinski

David invites you to immerse yourself in his world, where the boundaries between art and reality blur into a captivating dreamscape. Inspired by the Impressionists' remarkable ability to capture the enchanting play of light, David's ultimate aim is to evoke a profound visual sensation that encapsulates the very essence of nature itself. 

Within his art, the elements of rock, lava, sand, water, rain, sun, and clouds, each inherently beautiful, become the protagonists of riveting narratives. Through David's masterful strokes, these natural wonders weave tales on canvas that spark the imagination of all who engage with his work. Each brushstroke is a whisper of nature's grandeur. 

David's artistic landscapes are more than mere paintings; they are gateways to uncharted territories of the soul, revealing the mysteries of nature in all their splendor. His creations invite you to explore dramatic and breathtaking vistas that reside within his art, making your stay at Carrick Hotel a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. You can exclusively admire David’s mesmerizing art in our Hotel Lobby. Visit more of David’s art at


Daniel César Calderón Arce

Hailing from the vibrant city of Boston with a rich Puerto Rican heritage, Daniel's lifelong passion for the arts has been a remarkable journey. His artistic odyssey began in middle school and flourished through high school, where he wholeheartedly embraced every available art class. Daniel's exceptional talent led to numerous art awards and certificates, culminating in an art scholarship to the prestigious Art Institute of Boston.  In 2001, a pivotal moment in Daniel's artistic evolution occurred during a college illustration class. A daring challenge from his professor ignited a transformative exploration: "Try a new medium...something outside of your comfort zone." Daniel embraced this challenge wholeheartedly, venturing into the realm of acrylic paint, which has since become his preferred medium for artistic expression.  His early works bore a distinct realism, deeply influenced by his surroundings in Kansas. Here, he uncovered and celebrated the often-overlooked beauty inherent in nature and everyday objects. Fields, trees, cows, horses, and the allure of aging, abandoned trucks strewn across fields all found their place on his canvas, infused with a palpable sense of rustic charm.

Now a resident of Phoenix, Arizona since 2011, Daniel has seamlessly woven the essence of the desert landscape into his art. Nature, in the form of birds, clouds, and cacti, remains a constant muse. His artistic repertoire has expanded to include experimentation with abstract shapes, forms, and innovative techniques.

Daniel Cesar Calderon continues to evolve as an artist, weaving together his diverse influences and experiences into captivating works of art that reflect his ever-expanding creative journey. Experience his art firsthand in the Lobby and suite 104 Visit his instagram @danielcesar1021


Ken Ober

Kenneth Ober , hailing from the charming town of Bisbee, is an artist whose creations delve deep into the mesmerizing interplay of light and color. He employs intricate textures and meticulous, repetitive mark-making techniques that breathe life into his canvases.

His current artistic exploration revolves around the fascinating world of perception and projection, achieved through the ingenious use of abstract visual cues. These elemental marks evoke notions of time and space, inviting viewers to contemplate the mysteries of the universe.

Ober's canvas becomes a symphony of artistry through his skillful utilization of a specialized tool originally designed for pin-striping automobiles. With this tool, he crafts exquisitely fine and precise lines on subtly textured canvases, resulting in intricate compositions that are both mesmerizing and thought-provoking. Each painting is a complex field meticulously shaped by the artist's meditative and relentless repetition of these simple, diminutive lines, often adorned with a rich palette of colors.

Kenneth Ober's artistic journey has earned acclaim both nationally and internationally, with his works being featured in prestigious exhibitions that highlight his distinctive approach to visual art. To immerse yourself in his captivating creations and explore his artistic vision further, visit

During your stay at The Carrick Hotel, you can experience the magic of Kenneth Ober's art in person. His masterpieces are featured in the Lobby and in suites 103 and 401.

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