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South Rim, Grand Canyon

South Rim, Grand Canyon

This past year I've enjoyed traveling to some beautiful places . . I love the light at canyons in the West in mid fall . . . the crisp clear air and changing colors boost the backdrop of the rock walls and shadows therein.

Fisher's Peak

Fisher's Peak
12" x 9" acrylic on watercolor board

NEW!!! Mixed Media

NEW!!!   Mixed Media
Rusted Truck

notecards available

notecards available
Garden of Gods Park SOLD cards available
My fascination with Northern New Mexico began when I was about 10. On a family trip to California we cut across into New Mexico. I will never forget my first glimpse of an adobe home - we came around a mountain curve and there it was tucked aside the road. Aglow in its warm earthen colors, surrounded by
and junipers. We were nearing Taos, where a Native American trader visited our dining table and sold my mother a Thunderbird necklace made of shell, coral and turquoise, every bead handmade. We dawdled in that area, drawn in by its charm. Some years later I lived in Albuquerque where I soaked up the culture. There I began studying painting with a wonderful artist named Ted Schuyler. Now I return to Northern New Mexico every chance I get! I have fallen in love with Taos and paint there every fall. When winter in the mountains gets long, I haul out my photos of Taos and revisit the charm of that area, and never forget to make my reservations for the coming fall!

The inspiration for my abstract work (acrylics/oils) is usually related to the crisp fall air of Taos - the colorful history, the eccentricity and creativity of the Taosenos; their Farmer's Market, the spaces and shapes, colors, and textures - including the scent of roasting chiles!!

12 x 9 oil

12 x 9 oil
Taos Glow 12x9 oil 350.00

9 x 12 oil

9 x 12 oil
"Chamisas" 12 x 9 oil 350.00

oil 9 x 12

oil  9 x 12
Nambe SOLD

9 x 12 oil

9 x 12 oil
Warming Up 9x12 oil 350.00


Ledoux Street (11x14) 375.00

acrylic on paper

acrylic on paper
"Journey" 20x24 acrylic 675.00

acrylic on paper

acrylic on paper

Acrylic on Paper

Acrylic on Paper
"Pinnacle's Edge" SOLD

acrylic on paper

acrylic on paper
"Night Life" SOLD

original acrylic on paper

original acrylic on paper
"Shift" SOLD

Remote studio

My family has a cabin on the Western Slope of Colorado. We spend weeks at a time there in summer and fall, and also take getaways there in winter to play in the snow. And curl up and read, and I love to paint there as well. It's remote and quiet and I can really focus on my work when I'm painting at my cabin. Most of the mountain and stream scenes I do are inspired by that area . . . but we also take side trips to interesting places where I often find inspiration. This summer we made a trip to Palisade where on the Orchard Mesa I found quite a few lavender fields. Those are fun to paint and the color is so yummy. We also like going to Lake City, Creede and Ouray. I love that the real Old West lives on in many of the areas west of the Divide! After all, when I was 5 years old I wanted to be a Cowgirl when I grew up!!!

5 x 7 oil (print available)

5 x 7 oil   (print available)
Snowed In - giclee print available

8 x 10

8 x 10
Might Still Run 10x8 oil $350

11 x 14 oil (print available)

11 x 14 oil  (print available)
Winter Sunset (11x14) 350.00

9 x 12 oil (print available)

9 x 12 oil  (print available)
"The Melt" oil SOLD

Exhibits and Awards

2017 Pitkin Art Show, Pitkin, CO
2017 GCAA Annual Juried Show, Central City, CO
2016 Dec.Featured Artist, Boulder St Gallery
2016 "Colorado Impressions" , Manitou Arts Center
2016 Fresh Colors Art Show at Cheyenne State Park
2016 FOX Garden Tour painter
2016 GCAA Annual Juried Show, Central City, CO
2016 Sunny Vista Juried Art Show, Co. Spgs
2015 International Watermedia XIX, Co. Spgs
2015 Merit Award, Sunny Vista Juried Art Show
2014 Aquarius National Watermedia Show, Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
2014 Gallery 113 Featured Artist November, Co Spgs.
2014 Merit Award, Sunny Vista Juried Art Show
2014 Merit Award "Metamorphosis" Juried, Co. Spgs.
2013 "Own Your Own" Art Show, Sangre de Cristo
Arts Center, Pueblo, Co
2013 Gallery 113 Featured Artist October, Co Spgs
2013 Purchase Award, VCTA Paintout, Victor, Co.
2013 International Watermedia XVIII, Co Spgs
2013 Waldo Canyon Anniversary Exhibit, Co, Spgs.
2013 Colorado Springs Art Guild Spring Show
2012 Boulder-Chautauqua Juried Show, Boulder, Co.
2012 VCTA Paintout; Victor, Co.
2012 Colorado Springs Art Guild Fall Show
2012 "Mardi Gras" Show, Cottonwood Center, Co Spgs
2012 Merit Award, Central City Annual Juried Show
2011 "Chaps, Boots & Hats" Show, Co Springs, Co
2011 Merit Award, Central City Annual Juried Show
2010 Best of Show, Boulder-Chautauqua Juried Show
2010 GCAA Juried Annual Art Show, Central City, Co
2009 Gateway Canyons "Paint the Palisades", Gatewy
2009 Purchase Award VCTA Paintout, Victor, Co.
2009 Boulder-Chautauqua Annual Juried Show
2008 VCTA Paintout, Victor, Co.
2008 Merit Award, Co. Springs Art Guild Regional
2007 Colorado Springs Art Guild Fall Show
2006 Colorado Springs Art Guild Fall Show

Gallery & Professional Associations

Signature Member, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society
Boulder Street Gallery, Colorado Springs
Santa Fe Trails, Monument CO
Washington Hall Gallery, Central City CO
QT Country Store, Parlin CO
Gallery 113, Co Spgs.
Garden Artists, Co. Springs (coordinator) 2014-2015
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo
Fratelli's Restaurant, Colorado Springs
The Great So
uthwest Gallery; Colorado Springs
Boulder Art Assn.; Boulder, Co.
Ikebana Chapter 95; Colorado Springs, Co
Board of Directors, Bemis Art School - 2005- 2007
Arati Gallery; Colorado Springs 1985-1991
Stuart-Buchanan; Denver, Vail
The Springs Gallery; Colorado Springs
The Depot Gallery; Colorado Springs
Denver Symphony Guild Show Homes
"Art of the Home" Show - Denver
"Art of the West" Invitational , Pioneer's Museum

Fun Reading for Artists!!!

  • "Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Susan Vreeland
  • "The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland
  • "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver
  • "The Forger's Spell" by Edward Dolnick
  • "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Sara Houghteling
  • "Provenance" by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo
  • "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan
  • "The Golden Tulip" by Rosalind Laker
  • "Depths of Glory" by Irving Stone


Contact Information

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Photography by Bob Nuttelman