The Santa Fe Arts Journal (Emily Van Cleave) asked me if she could use my painting “Call to Adventure”, 36 x 36″, Mixed Media as her featured Artist for the section “In The Limelight”. Of course, I responded that I would be delighted to participate!
When I volunteered at Art Santa Fe, they gifted us with the Santa Fean Art Issue Magazine. The following week, I was looking through it and discovered an article on the Santa Fe Studio Tour with a few pictures. One of which is my painting “Transfiguration”!!!! Thank you again, Santa Fean Magazine for your support of my art!
My entire “Navigating the Unknown” series of 13 paintings will be exhibiting at the Eula Mae Edwards Museum, Clovis, NM from March 7-April 22, 2016. I am very excited about being able to show the entire series together! Thanks to Dr. Ritchey for putting the painting she bought (Incubation of Possibility) on loan for the show. Everyone has been so cooperative and considerate, it’s been a pleasure to put this show together!
World traveler and creator of opportunities for people that uplift them, Jeff Kline, just bought another one of my paintings: “Where The Wild Ones Live”. Hooray!! This triptych is in the shape of a kimono, oil with mixed media, 52 x 80″. It looks lovely in his charming Upper Canyon Rd. home. The woman is seated in the exact spot of my Lake Heron (northern NM) campsite. Look for the ducks….
I am so grateful to Guy Cross for publishing a large image of my painting “Victory” in his THE Magazine! And also big thanks to Bruce Adams for publishing my painting “Victory” as a large header in his Santa Fean NOW Magazine!! Adams gave me high praise with “your art is stunning, you should be in an art gallery….” and calling my art “excellent work”!! It was a total surprise when I opened up their great magazines and saw my art there. Lots of whooping at the news stand. Thank you both so very much for your support of my art!
Intrepid world travelers and art collectors Terese and Tony just bought my painting AFRICAN QUEEN, 36 x 48″, Oil. What makes this even more special is that they sponsored a young African woman, Sanaipei, by paying for her schooling to become the first Masai woman doctor! I am thrilled that this painting will be part of their sophisticated art collection.
I read this quote in an email from Santa Fe Creative Tourism about what the late Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer, had to say about the importance of practicing. She said, “I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. ” Well said, Martha!