At the age of 65 and advantageously based in Albuquerque, NM, Mejo Okon is delighted to be painting these willing western subjects every day in dramatic, realistic compositions that are as richly glowing as a classic Technicolor western movie.
Indeed, Travis Walker has an imaginative take on today’s West. As he has noted, his works sometimes meet at the intersection of comedy and tragedy.
Still-life paintings by Angus Wilson convey to viewers the delightful impression that they’re experiencing the centuries-old genre in a new, contemporary way.
Over the past few years, Laguë has become especially fascinated with aerial views of skyscrapers, street scenes, and other urban vignettes. Such unusual viewpoints upend traditional perspective, at the same time infusing each composition with additional dynamism.
These days Andrew Peters is known for his luminous interpretations of the American West. With a painterly, impressionistic sensibility, he depicts mountain peaks at daybreak, snow-covered hay bales, and alpine rivers above timberline.
Kim Lordier works in landscapes, depicting the forests, mountains, oceans, and other natural scenes that speak to her in color-rich, painterly oil pastels.
A key moment in the development of Eric Merrel's nocturnes was the realization that, since subjects in the dark all had similar values without much of the contrast one sees by daylight, he had to depict form by using color alone.
If you didn’t know that David Caton was a landscape painter, the first sign you might see of his lifelong, deep connection with nature are the glass cases that hold his extensive collection of seashells from around the world.
Sarah Bienvenu has earned a reputation as not only a master of the watercolor medium but also one of the premier portrayers of New Mexico’s vast and varied landscapes.
As she has found her voice over the years, Offutt’s work has blossomed into something intensely personal and expressive.