I paint the Southwest because I love the land! Being raised in the country, I have a strong tie to it. It’s a sense of deep emotions, of memory, and of history. While I am painting, I try to capture the feeling of the place, what is all around me: the smells, what I hear, and what I see – a complete picture.
My abstracts represent “My Other Side.” I play with emotions through color, shapes, and energy to make playful compositions.
About My Art
My goal when painting the landscape of the Southwest is to capture the essence of my senses. Most often I paint on location and work toward trying to capture what that environment tells me. I’m not worried about capturing exactly what I see, but rather the feeling of the place. I work loose, trying to capture the essence fast, before it slips away. Most often, I complete most of the painting on location with just a few touch-ups in the studio.
I was raised on a ranch in New Mexico; the land is what I love. The materials I use vary. Sometimes I want the fast intensity of a larger brush stroke while working in acrylics and at other times, I work in oils using a spatula or large palette knife. The colors I lay down are not often the exact colors I see but rather, what the environment asks of me. I like to “push” the color.
Abstractions: I love to play in design. My abstractions are fun loose and bold. To create them, I either use mixed media or fiber.
PO Box 586
Questa, NM 87556
Represented by :
Romero Street Gallery, Albuquerque
Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House
Local Prints at