Jim Disney created this ornament for Rocky Mountain National Park. An accomplished artist, Disney is also an accomplished mountaineer who knows the park’s backcountry intimately. Known primarily for his mountain landscapes, Disney chose a snowy nighttime scene of the park’s most prominent mountains, Longs Peak and Mount Meeker, with a foreground of evergreens lit up with colored lights, to grace the ornament. He gold-leafed the ornament and antiqued it, burnishing it to a beautiful mellow glow. On the back he wrote, “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All - Rocky Mountain National Park.”
Disney, a resident of Loveland, was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence in Rocky Mountain National Park twice. He began his career as an artist in 1963 and has shown in several galleries and numerous exhibitions throughout the western United States, and his paintings are in collections in the United States and several other countries.