Six Artists, Six Animal Themes Exhibited in Museum

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There is a program held in conjunction with one museum's animal friends exhibition and this is where six local artists will demonstrate their individual approaches to animal painting. After each of the artists creates an animal theme painting in the museum galleries they need to tell the visitors about how the style and techniques they used were able to help them capture the image and spirit of the animals in the paintings. According to the executive director of the museum, there is special meaning in animals for people of different cultures and backgrounds.

What a buffalo signifies is spirituality and a dove is a sign of peace. Good omens are associated with red tailed hawks while dogs signify a cherished friend. Considering how animals have been the subjects of artistic endeavor since the beginning of time from petroglyphs to cave murals to oil paintings to jewelry they continue to remain favored all over the world.

As mentioned by this female artist she is an avid explorer of techniques, ideas, and styles. Considering her methods, they were developed over a long career of teaching, consulting, in workshop presentations, and publications. She is listed in the west's who's who and is a founding member of a local society of watercolorists.


Where a female artist came from was southern California and before moving to her hometown in 1983 she studied art and watercolor. She works on themes including landscapes and floral studies as well as portraits of people and animals. According to the director, she has a style that results from her ability to push the watercolor medium into works of unusual size without sacrificing the brilliance of transparent watercolor not to mention her aggressive use of pigment.

At a famous college was where one of the artists studied not to mention at the art center of college of design in Los Angeles. Formerly a graphic designer in Chicago, he has exhibited nationally, including the national watercolor exhibition in environment. Each artist will create some presentations and publications in Springfield, Illinois and in many local and regional venues.

After graduating with high honors from New York's school of art, the fourth artist studied for some time at the University of California in Los Angeles. An award for the best of show was what she received at Washington school of art's 12th annual competition. Her work is full of psychological poignancy as parts of a famous director's film and it has been described by a reviewer as something that is able to give a precious glimpse of human drama.


Her degree in painting was earned by the fifth artist from Kansas university school of fine arts. When she works, she paints in her own interpretive style of realism and this gives the viewer a feeling of the subject's mood as well as the atmosphere. A number of one person shows was held by this artist and she also participated in the Kansas landscape which is a traveling exhibition shown at the Smithsonian institution in Washington, DC and in juried exhibitions too.

She spent eight years studying Chinese brush painting with a noted Chinese painter and so the sixth artist culminated her study of art and refinement of painting skills. When it comes to this style of painting, lifted or erased during creation, she adapted it to the northern New Mexican environment. It was the director of the museum who said that they are honored to welcome these distinguished artists from the society of watercolorists to the museum and reiterated was their commitment to artists and designers working showing up.

Our current animal friends exhibition was specifically selected and designed to engage and delight audiences both young and old. This is a workshop visitors are surely to enjoy as the artists create portraits of their own special animal friends. In 1992, the society of watercolorists was founded and it has a mission to encourage the appreciation as well as the production of professional quality watercolors on a local and national level.

Visit the page on handmade portraits to get more information. Expert resources on original oil paintings artist are located on that site.

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