The Member Gallery is an alphabetical listing by last name. Click on a picture and it will activate a slideshow of work. Each listing shows an example of the artist's work, their website link, and a short artist statement. If an artist is open during certain hours during the year, it will be noted as OPEN365.Click on their website link to make an appointment.
Artist and International Street Photographer Joseph Cosby started his work as a photographer in the late 60’s for an arts magazine in Princeton New Jersey. He sold his first work in 1969. With the loss of sight in his right eye 2007 it appeared that Joseph’s career in photography was coming to an end. Instead, he found that it had only just begun as he adopted a completely new focus and vision. Twelve years later this culminated in the work — “Searching for My Lost Tribe: A Roll of the Dice, A Flip of the Coin”, a project spanning five continents and 50 years of searching, listening and capturing the stories of lives so different from his own.
I am a watercolor artist who does detailed photorealistic paintings of animals.
I also do landscapes. I began painting in 1999 after taking a class with Caroline Lippincott.
For several years I did life drawing and painting several times a week, which gave an appreciation for detail and color.
For me painting is magic, I can't see my work until several hours later, often thinking the painting hasn't worked, only to surprise myself.
FAVORITE PLACES: Flying Tortilla
In all my endeavors, I adhere to a statement from Matisse: “What I dream of is an art of balance, purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter… a soothing, calming influence on the mind…”
Whether a figurative painting, a geometric abstraction, or a design for a tapestry or mural, my work follows a trusted, intuitive passion for color, pattern, and order. I paint what inspires me and hope that others receive a benefit from encountering my work..After receiving a Masters Degree in Fine Art from Southern Methodist University, I was commissioned to design interior domes, tapestries, murals, mosaic floors, and ceiling patterns for a magnificent resort hotel in Bophuthatswana, South Africa: The Palace of the Lost City. The imagery of my works related to the African landscape - animals, vegetation, patterns from textiles, and found, painted surfaces. This extraordinary experience inspired many years of further commissions for designs and paintings for hotels and private clients in South Africa, The Bahamas, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Korea, Dubai, and the United States. My work today is a continuing influence from these experiences.OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: Kaune's Grocery
Color and movement have always been a huge part of my artwork, and I fought against them tooth and nail.
I strove for photorealistic art, drab browns, and subtle light, yet COLOR always crept in. I studied anatomy and light, I went to vet tech school, I dove deeply into my love of paleontology and mostly I painted in logical and somber colors and forms.
I worked hard to suppress my love of loud colors and the emotions they invoke until finally I loosened the reins and let my art RUN.
The ride has been wild and the colors bold!
FAVORITE PLACES: Cafe Fina
Painting, for me, is something of a mystical endeavor.
As a painter, I approach my canvases each morning without an agenda.
Any plans I may have had before beginning are usually quickly overruled by whatever the paint has in mind.
On a good day, i step aside and allow each painting to evolve as it will.
I offer up my skills and talents to the universe each day, and try to gracefully accept whatever the universe gives me in return.
FAVORITE PLACES: Come check out Aldea, one of Santa Fe's most beautiful communities!
I really enjoy making sculptures, and the physical process of working in three dimensions. My sculptures are built with a wooden armature to give each piece form and stability. Next, the armature is covered in styrofoam and shaped with a rasp. A smooth coating of plaster, torn paper and paint give the sculpture its final texture and color. I attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, focusing on illustration, but found once I graduated that I really enjoyed making sculptures, and the physical process of working in three dimensions. For more than 25 years, I lived and worked in Sun Valley, Idaho and Park City, Utah, where I was represented by numerous galleries, including Anne Reed in Sun Valley, the Winfield Gallery in Carmel, ArtWorks in Seattle, and the Kent Gallery in Santa Fe. My wife and I recently moved to Santa Fe, where we live in our new home with various creatures who have antlers, wooden hooves, and fluted manes. OPEN365.
FAVORITE PLACES: Arroyo Vino
This current works melds an abstract format with illusions to landscape imagery.
References to distant horizons, mountains, buildings, foliage and above all a dramatic sky abound. Special attention is placed in the choice of individual elements which reflect different surface treatments. This special interest mirrors the artist interest in creating surfaces with a high degree of tactility as a opposition to the increasing digital image dominated world we now live in. As wonderful as these new technology produced images are, they simply cannot convey the “feel” of actual surfaces. The artist, however humbly, seeks to expose this failure and to create paintings which engage all our senses, not just the optic nerve by focusing in addition on the sense of touch. Into this mix, references to the rugged high desert terrain of the southwest seep as if pulled by a invisible gravitational force.
FAVORITE PLACES: Izamani
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