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A native of El Paso, I studied art at University of Texas. I have always had a passion for painting the landscape and people of the Southwest. As a child, I grew up along the Rio Grande river. My passion for the New Mexico’s landscape grows out of my fascination with the colors of the mountains, the light displays of sunsets, and the cool fertile valleys of the Borderland. It is my goal, to create works that capture the changing light and bright clear colors and stark contracts of the local Southwestern landscape. I love painting outside because it gives me a chance to investigate a wide variety of color strategies, textures, and changing light. The days that I paint “Plein Aire” are indelibly placed in my memory as well as my canvas.
A lifelong painter, my portraits of people of the Borderland are usually of women, children, and migrant workers. Working as a nutritionist in clinics on tribal lands and along the border with Mexico, I came to know the struggles of the migrant workers and the beautiful faces of the women and children of New Mexico. Building small houses for disadvantaged families in Juarez, Mexico, exposed me to the grinding poverty experienced in rural Mexico and the happy, hopeful faces of the children who flourish there, despite the poverty.
I am a member of “Plein Air Painters of New Mexico” and “Let’s Paint New Mexico.”
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Shadows and Light of New Mexico's Southwest Beautiful faces of women and children Struggle of migrant field workers
Plein Air Oil Painting
Life long painter of the Southwest, especially New Mexico.
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