Artists of the Month: January 2020
The son of a New Mexico pioneer family, Frank lives and works in the Mesilla Valley. After living and painting in such diverse locales as California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and travels abroad, Frank returned to Las Cruces in 2015. Since returning, Frank has studied and painted the pecan orchards of Doña Ana County, rendering the orchards in a style uniquely his own. From the Stahmann to the Salopek to the Fletcher Farms, Frank’s drawings and paintings express the unique personality of each orchard.
Bob, born in Brooklyn and raised on a New Jersey farm, spent most of his life in and around New York City. He retired to Las Cruces after a 40-year career as an editor at The New York Times. He was a long-time photographic hobbyist, but became more deeply immersed in the years between his retirement and moving West. He found that the light and spaces of New Mexico were everything and more than he expected. He began shooting more and more, trying to refine his abilities with the camera and lenses. Bob found that it was better to follow the advice of Jay Maisel, one of the best New York City based photographers, “it’s not about the f-stop.” Every photograph should come from your vision and feelings about the subject.
New Gallery Artist
Linda moved to Las Cruces from Ohio in 2004 where she instantly connected to the light and landscape of New Mexico. She paints in oils in the studio as well as in plein air, a French expression which refers to the act of painting outdoors "in the open air." Linda's favorite place to paint is from the bed of her 1994 pick up, Bessie. She enjoys the challenges of painting light, depth and color especially in the Mesilla Valley farmland she calls home. Her love of nature and animals is reflected in her work, but she holds a special regard for the horse.
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.
For further information please call 575-522-2933.
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