Artists of the Month: June 2020
Mary moved to Las Cruces in 2011. She paints primarily with oils and pastels. She had a career as an advertising art director and graphic designer, working over 20 years in Los Angeles for advertising agencies specializing in the movie industry. Mary grew up in the Detroit area and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She became seriously interested in fine art when she studied pastel painting at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She teaches group art classes in Las Cruces.
New Gallery Artists
Steven W. Martin
Educated as a geographer, historian and criminologist, Steven spent 29 years protecting natural, historic and cultural resources on public lands throughout the Western United States. Retired from public land management service in 2013, Steven, a self-taught photographer, strives to create public awareness for protecting and preserving our Nation’s public lands, natural, historic and cultural resources through the medium of digital photography. Steven’s photography has been employed to support the conservation efforts of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Steven’s photography has been published in New Mexico, Black and White and Weatherwise magazines. Steven, with photography partner Lanny Wagner, have previously led photography workshops for the Road Scholar organization. Steven and Lanny currently offer photography workshops in the Four Corners region and Southern New Mexico.
Patricia is a contemporary realist colored pencil artist who lives and creates in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her unique style allows her to highlight features and expressions in the faces of both people and animals. Through layering, mixing, and blending she is able to uncover the soul of her subjects. Patricia’s favorite medium is colored pencil, but she is also well versed in the use of graphite, charcoal, watercolor, and pen and ink. Patricia started with formal art classes in Southern California in her early twenties and experimented on her own throughout the years. After retiring, Patricia moved to Las Cruces and started taking local art classes to get back into doing her art full time. She had a showing of her recent work at Mas Art on Main Street in Las Cruces in September of 2018.
In addition, the gallery artists offer art in many media, which include:
original paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, fabric collage,
stained glass and gourds, as well as affordable note cards and prints.
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