I have always been a son of the West. The quality of light, the wide expanses, the high mountains and the animals that inhabit the landscape speak to me as no
other landscape on earth can. Every time I look at the land, I see something new.
Exploration of color is my primary activity, my eternal fascination. In this I feel a kinship with Monet, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Rothko and Morris Louis. For me, the western landscape provides the perfect opportunity to explore color.
I have reached an age where I can look back and reflect on all the artwork I have created since I told the world at age eleven, “I am an artist.”
For the past twenty years, the themes of most of my paintings have centered on landscapes of the American West and to a much lesser extent, figure drawings created during the live model weekly drawing sessions at Third Street Arts in Albuquerque.
Borders, boundaries, edges, and the places where things meet have been constants in my work since I picked up a pencil. In nature, this is the most obvious place where two disparate elements meet – the crest of the mountains against the sky, a tree interrupting the vastness of the plains, the faintest tracks of wildlife on the edges of an arroyo.
30th Annual ArtsThrive! Exhibition & Benefit for the Albuquerque Museum
October 25 - December 6, 2020 Learn more...
Stormy Weather - New Mexico Art League Online Show
Featuring artwork depicting a variety of interpretations of the dramatic and beautiful storms in New Mexico.
September 1 - October 10, 2020 Learn more...
A Little bit about the paintings. My hermitage during COVID-19 has given me the opportunity to look through thousands of slides and photos I’ve taken of landscapes and other scenes since the 1970s. I noticed that I haven’t used human or animal models in my paintings for a very long time. I am re-examining some of the images from over forty years ago that I painted previously. I have also discovered images that did not resonate with me back then, now they do. My painting skills have improved since the 1970s and there are things I can do now with paint that I was not able to do back then. With each passing day, my painting skills improve and bring me closer to perfection but I am still learning how to paint.
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I only make the artwork. My tiny team will help you with everything else.My Tiny Team
Commander In Chief, my wife: Lou Liberty
Director: Merlyn Liberty
Colorists: Paola Amado and Claudia Stephanie
Mandy Huggard, Kim Salazar, Meredith Elkins
Hyunju Blemel Photography