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Adventures in the Land of Enchantment

My daughter and fellow artist, Emily Devine, and I were accepted to a 1-week Artist Residency at Mission Street Arts, in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, in July 2022. We were, indeed, enchanted by the gorgeous scenery, from which we took inspiration, and together we painted four 16″x 20″ paintings. We each painted part of all 4 paintings, collaborating on what should appear in the work. Our styles are quite different; mine is more impressionistic, hers is more graphic. We explored the area and decided to paint the view outside of the residency + local plants, the Red Rocks, The Gilman Tunnels, and the Battleship Rock. All of these pieces are available, email me if you are interested (each artist gets 1/2 of the price, which is $450 per canvas + shipping. (Each piece is on gallery-wrapped 1 inch canvas)

After we completed our paintings, we taught a class on our collaborative techniques, to members of the community. We got rave reviews, especially since my daughter has also performed as a stand-up comedian. We really enjoyed interacting with the class and found the reception in Jemez Springs extremely warm and friendly.

We really appreciated the hospitality of Billy Ehret, Eva Murphy, and Devin Williams at Mission Street Arts. We hope to apply to future art residencies together in other locales.