Our terry hoodie makes for a great midweight layer that you’ll want with you on all your adventures. The terry blend works wonders on cool, damp outings, and feels like wrapping yourself in a towel. The relaxed fit drapes nicely on all body types and leaves plenty of room for layering. Make sure to have this one with you for after your autumn river trips, or waiting for you at the backcountry hut.
The Mountain Men artwork is the first piece that began Vela Apparel. It is an homage to the spirit that unites all mountain lovers. I was inspired to make during our first winter in Minturn. It sat around for sometime, until we decided to try and sell it as a T-shirt, and I was so happy about the response it got from our friends and neighbors. Everyone identifies with the Mountain Spirits in some way. The two old mountain men in this piece are the symbol of that eternal spirit that draws us into the peaks.
About the Artist
My designs are inspired from outside adventures, the gorgeous surroundings in Colorado, and my travels abroad. My illustrative style has been developed from years of being a graphic designer along with teaching yoga and meditation. This seemingly odd combination inspires my artwork that has deep connections and multiple layers of meaning in each design.