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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Julie Bender takes fine-art pyrography to new heights
Larsen’s career as an artist has spanned more than 40 years. Although his subject matter includes landscapes and religious topics, he is most celebrated for his paintings, murals, and life-size bronze sculptures depicting American Indian culture, especially that of his own Chickasaw Nation heritage.
In our March portfolio we meet 12 artists who are inspired by the many creatures of the earth.
A visit with Andrea Kemp at her studio in Golden, CO. "My studio is fairly clean, which helps me to stay focused," Kemp says. "I work best with minimalist surroundings."