Size: 7"W x 5"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
Artists in Far West Texas don't have to imagine color. We're surrounded by it. This sunset in Pinto Canyon beneath Chinati Peak near Marfa was especially spectacular. Red light backlit the yucca and grasses on the cliff I stood on, and the rugged mountains were gilded with jewels of light and shadow. The mysterious Marfa Lights are popular with tourists, who hope they will appear; this Marfa Light paints the ranchland mountains whether tourists see it or not.
This is an enhanced print ("remarque") the same size as my original pastel miniature. It's a fully developed painting on a tiny canvas. I've hand-repainted this print to bring out the rich color and detail of the original, and to make it a unique work of fine art. Even my signature is new.
Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. I'm a seventh generation Texan, and the desert southwest is in my blood. In Houston, Midland, Lubbock, I've always been an artist. For two decades, I co-piloted a corporate jet beside my captain husband. I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Flying was good, but as a 2004 Xmas gift to ourselves, we hung up our wings, sold our Lubbock, TX home of 26 years and intending to travel the continent, moved into a big RV. A trip to the remote Texas mountains changed our plans. We're still full-time RVers and love the freedom, but we rooted onto a ranch into the high desert of Far West Texas. I have a rustic studio within walking distance of our mountainside RV site. Across from my studio is a high- end fine art gallery, where I'm the artist-in-residence. Our neighbors are wildlife. It's a good life!