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. If the artist is participating in the annual Santa Fe Studio Tour, a direct link will connect to the artist's Page/Studio Number on the Santa Fe Studio Tour Phone App .
As an emerging artist, I find myself on a tightrope between decorative and fine art. Sometimes I fall one way, sometimes the other. Many pieces are representational, with some being more abstract. My favorite pieces are the ones with meaning, the ones that aren’t simply decorative, but declarative. One of my biggest challenges thus far is finding the right combination of colors, textures, and opacities in the art glass available to fit my expression. OPEN365.
My work is a conversation in color inspired by the intricacies of our natural world. Extracting my palette from nature, my work embodies the delicate interplay of light and color, texture and form. While working, I intuitively synthesize memories of the land, sky and water, allowing something new to emerge–a metamorphosis. OPEN365.
Michael is fascinated by the interaction of colors and the accretion of visual texture in paintings as the surface is developed. Layered, colored surfaces and shapes interact and reveal pieces of each work’s underpainting and the many stages of change during the working process. Michael’s current paintings intend to represent in paint a contemporary view of the ravages of time and the elements on a surface and the beauty of that decayed image.
Daily, I find a dozen potential paintings in my visual world, which is a great blessing to me. The art of seeing and helping others to see and grasp the beauty of life’s small fleeting moments is the desire for my art work. Whether it is sunlight glowing through a flower petal, golden backlight on a child at play or the soft glow of evening light coming through the trees on a mesa or mountain top.
Living in the colorful city of Santa Fe supplies endless inspiration for my water media art, collage and illustration. The geometric landscape, high desert flora and centuries-old adobe buildings all provide rich subject matter when I pick up my paintbrush. My fine art paintings are distinguished by a lively mix of patterns. For my collage pieces, I begin by hand-painting and patterning paper before I cut and assemble. My award-winning work is internationally collected. OPEN365.
As a small child I began working with my hands, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting. After raising my children, I began my studies in sculpture and was introduced to metal work and glass and created a glass studio. Santa Fe has been home for 40 years. The gorgeous NM landscapes inspire my use of color and texture. I am also an avid rafter, hiker, singer/musician and dog walker! OPEN365.
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.