Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.025"D
Year Created: 2018
Roadrunners regularly dash around my studio, but this one paced a short distance from us as we dined on casual patio in Terlingua, Texas. Apparently, he was a regular customer, who liked tacos as much as our African Grey parrot, who was on the bench beside me, surreptitiously sharing my lunch. (What happens in Terlingua stays in Terlingua.) This 8" x 10" drawing is matted in acid-free ivory mat board to fit a readymade 11" x 14" frame. (The protective decorative mat can be easily removed.)
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!