high desert

The Land of Enchantment Landscapes

  I recall so clearly my very first visit to the high desert over twenty years ago. I thought it was the most desolate, brownest, most stark and barren land I had ever seen. I couldn't understand why or how people would choose to live here. Yet, I continued to come back to this barren [...]

After The Snow

Acrylic on canvas, 18"x36" New Mexico is beautiful after the snow falls, especially if the sun comes out and turns it all into a glistening paradise. I do not like the cold much, but I never minded the cold in the high desert. It can be really cold, but it just is not that bone [...]

Aspen Vista

Aqua oil on canvas, 24"x48" Come late September in New Mexico, the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains above Santa Fe begin to light up with the autumn shades of gold, yellow and orange. Everyone flocks to the fire on the mountain to hike in the colorful aspen trees, and to catch a glimpse of the [...]

Rain Offering

Aqua oil on canvas, 36"x60" I lived on a beautiful ranch once south of Santa Fe in New Mexico. This was the view from my art studio there. It was one of those extremely dry summers when the monsoons came with nothing but a tease of rain. We were all waiting for the clouds to [...]

Road To The Ranch

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" I did this landscape painting of the road to the ranch long before I ever lived in the Southwest. I used to make trips out there almost every years to visit friends. On one of those trips I got a clear sense that  some day I would live there. It took [...]

Galisteo

Acrylic on paper, 12"x16" Galisteo is a special village in New Mexico at the heart of the pristine Galisteo basin. It was the first place I landed on my first visit to the land of enchantment. I lived in many other surrounding areas, but for whatever reason, my heart always found it's way back here. [...]

View From Las Estrellas

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" This was my first home in Santa Fe, and it was like I had landed on another planet. I lived on a road that in Spanish means "the stars", and the view from Las Estrellas was incredible. I used to sit in this old, blue rocker from the front porch of [...]

The Gorge

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" The gorge in Taos is something to behold the first time. It looks like a giant crack in the earth as it is a deep, narrow canyon through which the Rio Grande river runs. It cuts right through the mesa that runs west of Taos, and there are only two roads [...]

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Mountain Meadow

Acrylic on paper, 14"x20" I went with my girlfriend one summer day high up into the mountains near Truchas, New Mexico. We hiked up a trail for several hours, and came upon a mountain meadow bursting with yellow wildflowers. We brought a picnic, sat right down in the middle of all those flowers and drifted [...]

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