IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST
"My recent excursions into the West, via New Mexico and Arizona, have filled my head and my soul with impressions of places, tastes of incredible colors, richly nuanced textures, that continue to enrich my life. Return visits to those locales stir me to invest my paintings with the song of the Southwest that plays over in my head repeated refrains of images not yet painted, wending their way through my spirit, onto the page."
Tumacacori Mission, Tucson AZ
”Peace! Warrior Weaving”
"Indian Brave with Drum" acrylic
"Zuni Ladder to Heaven"
Red Rocks, Sedona" watercolor
"I have been a working artist since the age of 15. Early instruction, classroom research, and library excursions, led to my discovery of Cubist and Expressionist painters, with their exciting way of creating forceful depictions of reality, which they completely reshuffled, and seemed to spew onto canvas with boldness, imagination, and conviction. Their daring approach continues to influence me."
up the road-weary burro for their long Journey ahead. They depend on his strength, endurance, and sure-footedness to take them to their destination. It feels like we are into the action of the painting here, a party also to their preparations.
"Foot of the Mountains,Tucson"
In The Time of The Great White Buffalo Acrylic on canvas
Looking back at Native American life in times long gone.
"In Praise of San Ysidro's Abundance of Our Harvest"
Painted after an inspiring trip to El Rancho de Las Gondrinas, and it's re-enactment of Spanish/Mexican cultural events, this acrylic painting on canvas became a vital undertaking for me. New sights and sounds, rich in color and texture, fill the mind with a myriad of images waiting to be translated onto canvas.
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"Waiting in the Wings"
Young women dancers at the Hacienda are waiting off stage to perform.