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 [...]
My video of the magical Southwest landscape found in the New Mexico land of enchantment.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Acrylic on paper, 10"x14" The full moons in the high desert are unlike any moons you will ever see. I suppose it is because the air is so clear up there at six thousand feet above sea level. This is a blue moon coming up over the snow covered mountains. Giclee Prints 9x 12 [...]
Acrylic on canvas, 30"x40" Summers in the high desert are ideal with warm days and cool nights. This was late in the summer as the Chamisa was starting to turn yellow. How could you not paint a September patio as colorful as this? It was a must. I had some great summer, dinner parties on this [...]
Acrylic on canvas, 22"x28" Life in the Southwest is colorful, both inside and outside the home. I was already really into color before I moved there, but it went to a new level in the high desert. I painted furniture, found old blankets, rugs and remnants of textured fabric for pillows. When the afternoon light [...]