Howard Post portrays the West from a different, quieter perspective, capturing the more intimate view of the region that a lifelong rancher and cowboy experiences day in and day out.
Meet a few of the artists recognized in this year’s Pastel 100 competition
Still-life painter Joan Potter left the mean streets of New York City to pursue her art in the southwest. “I thought the architecture was so unique in Santa Fe, after living in Manhattan, and the sky was this Mediterranean blue. It was beautiful,” Potter says.
Creating visual poetry
a visit with Ethelinda at her studio in Santa Fe, NM. "My studio is a sanctuary. It is important for it to be quiet, well lit, and spacious," she says.
In our May issue we meet six artists that use the still-life as the inspirations for their compositions.
Meet Colorado-based artist Sheri Farabaugh whose fascination with water started at an early age while spending time at her grandfather's cottage on Wind Lake in Wisconsin. “I do my best to capture every ripple, splash, and nuance of color,” she says.
New Mexico-based painter Nocona Burgess is proud of his roots. “The most important thing is that I am proud of my heritage and that I like to promote the history of not only my family and the Comanche Nation but all tribes and their stories.”
A contemporary take on the portrait
Landscape painter Jake Gaedtke expresses primal connections with art and nature. “Painting in nature felt like I was home. I had the epiphany that this is what I really wanted to do. This is what I was meant to do.”