Showcasing our member artists, 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 App .
I’ve been taking photographs since my mother gave me a Kodak Brownie when I was ten. Later, my sister who was an artist, introduced me to the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists. When I looked at those paintings I thought to myself ‘how can I get that sensibility with a camera?’. Never satisfied with the traditional landscape imagery, I strive for the essence of what I am looking at.
My work is largely about memory: what we save to remember and the memories we fear we might lose. My mother, when she was suffering from cancer, pasted ephemera on her walls that connected events she might forget. I work in two series, the Book, and Nest Series. Both are about how we struggle with memory and loss. My current focus is my book series.
As an exhibiting painter, alternative printmaker, and installation artist, my art-making, spanning years, is simultaneously abstract and pictorial. I utilize natural phenomena as a lens through which I examine connections to the world around me and life as it develops. My current series, Koans, addresses the role of Carbon in life’s processes. These large encaustic monotypes and print installations use artist-made encaustic paint pigmented with graphite, a mineral form of Carbon. OPEN365.
My work as a digital mixed-media artist looks at the inner complexity and movement of humans and their expressions, thoughts, and connections with nature and place. Our affinity with the natural world of scents, shapes, colors, and light and shadow is, I believe, an innate function of our being. OPEN365.
I am Maud Séjournant, and I use watercolor for my new Series of works I would like to present on behalf of the Four Elements: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. I am only a vehicle for their manifestation: calling for the natural elements to manifest is very shamanic in essence; I have experienced a deep relationship with them in my 30 year career as a shamanic practitioner and teacher As a painter, I represent them now on paper.
The Line in the Form - The Message in the Line . . . My work initiates from mastery of a character through repetition and concentration then through to abstraction. There is no effort or intention to create a legible character, but I do work to respect Chinese artistic and calligraphic composition. OPEN365.
My work is varied, prompted by my interest in exploring different techniques and motifs. Although primarily abstract, my work can be minimalist, geometric, floral, calligraphic, or narrative/figurative when live models are available. Overall, my work does not aim to make a statement, but to exult in the power of the creative impulse, which I believe is the highest example of our evolution as humans.
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