Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.15"D
Year Created: 2016
Pronghorn antelope are swift, elusive, dignified creatures that follow the high desert grasslands of Far West Texas. This pair was part of a small herd ambling across ranchland near Marfa, Texas. As I watched them, I felt I was privileged to glimpse their world. Sunset brings rich color to the Texas mountains, and in painting this, I kept echoing color between the animals and the grass and the sky. This is a one of its kind enhanced print, custom printed upon receiving your order, then repainted by hand to bring out the vibrant color and intricate detail of the original pastel painting. The "remarque", done on fine art paper is only slightly smaller than the original artwork. I even paint out my signature, then add a new one especially for you.
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!