Waxlander Gallery, featuring the work of Phyllis Kapp, is moving online only. Watch for our new website coming soon.
Phyllis Kapp has been many things: mother, gallerist, mentor. But throughout it all she has also been an artist, devoted to expressing her understanding of the world through color and form. Her exuberant works have chronicled her life, and have found homes in the hearts and homes of collectors from across the planet.
Kapp’s passion for creation led her to start anew at 55, leaving her hometown of Chicago for Santa Fe. Already a successful artist, she had a dream to sell her art from her own studio along Canyon Road. She arrived on a snowy December evening in 1985, rented a room for her studio and dedicated herself to turning her goal into reality.
Over the course of the next three decades Kapp’s dream flourished. Her studio grew and evolved into the fifteen room Waxlander Gallery, featuring joyful works from established and emerging artists alike. Through the gallery she was able to mentor other creators, and encouraged all artists to follow their own paths.
In 2017, with a legacy that reaches far beyond the dream that brought her to Santa Fe, Kapp made the difficult decision to close the Canyon Road gallery that has been an integral part of her life for the past three decades.
However, Kapp is not retiring. She is already pursuring her next artistic venture. She's learning hot-pressed glass and has already been commissioned to create three windows for a local temple. It is her hope to see them installed on her 90th birthday.
“As an artist, you must always learn something new. You must do your heart’s calling or you can’t breathe.”
She invites you to browse her original watercolors, or to bring a favorite piece into your home as a Giclee. For those who want her discerning eye as a collector, there are also a range of pieces available from her personal collection.
Waxlander Gallery began 32 years ago with a simple dream. Founder Phyllis Kapp wanted to open her own studio in Santa Fe. On her 55th birthday she set off, leaving her home in Chicago with the goal of finding a... Keep Reading
Phyllis Kapp is more than an artist and gallerist, she is an art connoisseur. Over the course of her career she has mentored and encouraged countless other artists and propelled their careers. During that time ... Keep Reading