I am an abstract Realist, Colorist and Plein Air Painter.  Born in Western New York state, I spent my childhood growing up in the dusty plains of Southeast New Mexico where I gained an early appreciation of the unique magical beauty of the desert light.  I wanted to live in northern New Mexico since I was young so I that could be surrounded and immersed in artistic creativity.  Life had other plans as my career took me to various locales in Texas for the next twenty eight years. Empty nesterdom allowed my husband and I to return to New Mexico in 2013. Since then, I have been working mostly with oil and acrylics and focusing on painting both in my studio and plein air. I work in landscapes, structures and abstract forms.  I particularly love to paint old traditional structures when I venture out to paint. 

I have no artsy words to describe why I paint.  It is an enjoyable itch that I have to continually scratch. I love the sun and the high desert and that special ambience that only New Mexico can offer. 

Please contact me for prices on available paintings. 

Current Exhibitions:

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

12th Annual Juried PAPNM Show

Juried PAPNM show hosted by Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

November 2020, More info coming

Taos Historic Museum, Taos, New Mexico

HISTORIC MASTERS AWARD for "Pecos Morning" SOLD

Fechin Blumenschein Gallery -Taos Plein Air Juried Show

2020 Taos Plein Air at Fechin Blumenschein 

Online Show and Sale July 18 - Aug 30, 2020

www.taoshistoricmuseums.org

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

BEST OF SHOW for "Snowy Arroyo" SOLD

Taos Plein Air Historic Studios Show

2020 Taos Plein Air at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

Online Show and Sale July 17- Aug 18, 2020

www.wnightingale.com/artists/188

Organizations: 

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Executive Board 2018 to 2020

Ontario Plein Air Society (Canada)

New Mexico Art League

Roswell Fine Arts League

Past Exhibitions:

Jemez Fine Art Gallery

17346  Hwy-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Hours: 11:00 am to 4 pm Friday to Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

July 10 to July 23, 2020

Sorrel Sky Gallery

2020 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta

Plein Air Painters of NM Juried Members Show

March 14-27, 2020 

Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery

217 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM

Opening Reception: October 4, 2019 5:00 pm -7:30 pm

11h National Plein Air Painters of NM Juried Members Show

Albuquerque Art Showcase

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico 

August 16-19, 2019

Santa Fe Studio Tour 2019 

www.santafestudiotour.com

Studio 6 

June 22-23 and June 29-30, 2019
 

Sotheby's International

Santa Fe, NM June 2018 to May 2019

Sorrel Sky Gallery

Santa Fe, NM, November 2018

10th National PAPNM Members Show - Board of Directors Exhibit

Clovis Community College PAPNM show

Clovis, NM, July 2018

Sorrel Sky Gallery

Santa Fe, NM, November 2017

9th National Plein Air Painters of NM Juried Members Show

Awards:

2020 Signs of Spring Contest, PAPNM

First Place: "Spring Irises" 

2019 Wild Rivers Paint Out, Questa, NM

Second Place: Architecture Category

2018 Wild Rivers Paint Out, Questa, NM

First Place: Quick Draw Category

Second Place: Architecture Category

Third Place: Rivers and Trails Category

2018 Southeastern New Mexico State Fair

Second Place: Fine Arts Category

Honorable Mention

 

2017 Southeastern New Mexico State Fair

Best of Show in Fine Arts Category

1st Place, Fine Arts Category

 

 

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