Size: 16.1"W x 12.1"H x 0.15"D
Year Created: 2016
These blossoming yuccas echoed the colors in the towering cumulus over the high desert ranch country of far West Texas. Rising from the spiny desert plants as high as ten or twelve feet into the sky, the stately flower stalks were the only break in the grasslands of the Davis Mountains, and they reminded me of sentries at their posts. This is an enhanced print, or "remarque", a one of a kind fine art reproduction that I hand repaint to bring out the rich color and detail of the original 2012 pastel painting. No assembly line, no mass producing this unique piece of fine art. I even paint over my signature, then sign it anew to signify that this is a truly new and one of a kind artwork.
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!