Personal Art Blog
Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christmas Tree on the River
Christmas Tree on the River SOLD
8x6in canvas on board 100.
This is painted from a photograph I took on a trip with my daughter to a place called Silver City, N.M. An historic mining town bordering on the edge of the stunning 3.3 million acre Gila Wilderness. (pronounced Heela)
Silver City has many claims to fame, but three of interest are:
It was once an Apache Indian campsite.
The boyhood home of the notorious gunslinger Billy the Kid.
A silver and copper mining boom-town
For me personally, it is the gateway to the intense natural beauty and solitude of the Gila Wilderness.
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.