Distant Shower by E. Denney NeVille
By Bonnie Gangelhoff, Kristin Bucher, Margaret Brown
“I have been drawn lately to work that is more about explorations of metaphorical and psychological things rather than just pictures of beautiful places,” Susan Bennerstrom says. Benner-strom is a pastel artist known for her panoramic landscapes of places close to her home in Washington and as far away as Ireland. In her new work she trades in her signature plowed wheat fields for images such as the folds of an unmade bed.
Bennerstrom attributes her recent attention to interiors to her experience curating a spring landscape show at the Watcom Museum of History and Art in Bellingham, WA. After seeing tremendous paintings, she temporarily lost the inclination to create landscapes, she says.
Holley Ranch by Lynne E. Windsor
Bennerstrom is herself in four shows this year in galleries stretching from Seattle to New York. She is represented by Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA; Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR; and J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY. —BG
E. Denney NeVille
“I take a lot of liberties with the landscape,” says E. Denney NeVille, who com-bines realism and im-pressionism to interpret the vast land and sky of the Wyoming country around him. “I usually eliminate a lot of details to keep things simple. I’m aiming for a poetic expression.”
NeVille was born and raised in Wyoming and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. During a two-year stay in France as a missionary for the Mormon Church, NeVille immersed himself in the works of the Impressionists and other old masters. “I must have been to the Louvre seven or eight times in a row,” he says with a chuckle. “The time I spent in France has had a big effect on my work.” NeVille has won the Best of Show award at the C.M. Russell Auction of Original Western Art, Great Falls, MT, and the Artists’ Choice award at the Buffalo Bill Art Show, Cody, WY. His work is represented by Big Horn Galleries in Cody. —KB
Lot Valley V (detail) by Lynne E. Windsor
Lynne E. Windsor
“Flowing lines and rich colors have always been my signature,” says New Mexico painter Lynne E. Windsor. The artist credits a workshop with noted tonalist painter Michael Workman for helping her achieve the soft edges, muted tones, and mystical quality she strives for in her oil paintings.
Windsor was raised in England and studied art at Loughborough College of Art and Design in Leicestershire and the Hornsey College of Art and Design in London. In 1993 she traveled to New Mexico for a brief painting trip and moved there the following year. “I was knocked out by the landscape and met so many artists that I felt I could pursue my art career here,” she says. “It was a gut feeling that turned out to be a good idea.” In 1997 Windsor was chosen as the official artist for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta poster. She is represented by Canyon Road Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, and Alexandra Stevens Gallery, Taos, NM. —MB
Featured in “Artists to Watch” July 1999