Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Apples for the Chimps
The Apple and Cherry Place
6x6in oil on canvas board 85.
Some good friends own Nichols Ranch and Orchards in beautiful Cottonwood Canyon near La Luz, N.M. This painting is of the building where fruit is sorted and sold.
Set up high on the side of canyon they enjoy spectacular views of White Sands National Monument and Missile Range. Sue Nichols is a fabulous painter and stained glass artist when she finds time in her busy life
One of the interesting facts about the Nichols Ranch is they have been providing apples for the Chimps at Alamagordo, N.M. for 28 years. There is an amazing story about the chimps and what they suffered under a man called Coulston, for anyone with a strong stomach who wants to to read about it... But there is a Happy Ending.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.