A Journey Of Interpretation | Erin Robbins

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Magnificence I – Erin Robbins

Erin Robbins is known for her works that explore the relationships between animals, people, and culture. Her use of rich color accentuates the mood and helps the viewer define what the different elements of a piece mean. However she has long shied away from landscapes. Now that is changing and she is introducing a series of works focused on place.

See Erin Robbins’ new landscapes in the gallery or on her artist page.

Serene Impressions

“When in nature I am often led into a sense of deep serenity and peace.  If the paintings evoke this,  they fulfill my joy of sharing this response to our natural world.”

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Magnificence X – Erin Robbins

Robbins’ new series is based not on a single location, but instead they are composites of places that she has visited in the past. Each painting arises from her inner vision and sometimes even she is surprised by what appears on her canvas.

Each of her new works blends narrative and imagery that is both distinct and at times less definable. She carefully chooses her color and paints with an intention that the viewer might not always know what is what. This beckons them to create their own interpretation. Mountains, skies and water are there and yet at the same time they are not, determined by what the audience sees.

“I like the viewer to take their own journey into the worlds depicted.”

Explore the serene worlds in Erin Robbins’ newest work by coming into Waxlander Gallery or viewing them on her artist page

Welcoming The Summer | Passport To The Arts

Passport Welcoming The Summer | Passport To The Arts

Artists line Canyon Road, painting in the spring air. Each is focused on creating an original work in a short period of time, all while visitors watch and mingle. It is the perfect opening to the summer art season. Passport to the Arts celebrates it’s fourth year this May with a weekend filled with Santa Fe’s finest art, music and more.

One of the most beloved events of the weekend is the Artist Quick Draw and Auction. Participating artists have just two hours to create an original work, and the resulting pieces are auctioned later that afternoon. We are proud to announce that six of our artists are planning to participate this year. You can see Andree Hudson, Patrick Matthews, Tracee Gentry-Matthews, Jami Tobey, Dominique Boisjoli and Sandy Keller painting out in front of the gallery on Saturday May 10th.

Mark your calendars to join us for the 4th Annual Passport to the Arts on May 8th and 9th.

6 Artists, 6 Styles

Each of our six artists will bring their own unique style to the Quick Draw. From powerful animals to captivating landscapes there will be something for everyone. So what can you expect to see from each of our participants?

Andree Hudson

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Cowboy Up – Andree Hudson

Andree Hudson is known for her energetic and vivid paintings. Her works often include herds of horses or longhorn cattle, and she uses bright tones to accentuate the nuances of each subject. Whether she is painting animals or people she has the ability to give her works a sense of life.

Patrick Matthews

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The Daffodil Field – Patrick Matthews

Patrick Matthews is an avid outdoorsman, and he can often be found painting en plein air with his subject stretching to the horizon before him. In addition to his stunning landscapes he is known for his exuberant portrayals of the American flag.

Tracee Gentry-Matthews

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The City Of Santa Fe – Tracee Gentry Matthews

Tracee Gentry-Matthews has a knack for finding the soul of a city and then capturing it in her vivacious works. Familiar landmarks, locations and ideals surrounding a city are combined onto a single canvas in a way that gives the viewer the feeling of understanding a place.

Jami Tobey

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Poem Painting for Robert Frost – Jami Tobey

One of the hallmarks of a Jami Tobey piece are the large billowing clouds that float over the landscape. Swirls accented with contrasting color show off another of her trademarks: the mosaic style that each of her paintings displays.

Dominique Boisjoli

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A Peachy Day – Dominique Boisjoli

Dominique Boisjoli seeks to impart a sense of joy with her works, and her fresh bouquets of painted blooms are how she achieves this. Her use of reds and purples are meant to energize the senses and brighten any space.

Sandy Keller

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Bejeweled 2 – Sandy Keller

Sandy Keller’s works have a natural depth that is a result of her process. She starts each piece with gesso, then uses diluted acrylics and layers of glaze to build anywhere from 30-50 layers. The finished paintings are complex and abstract.

Join us on Saturday May 9th to see these artists painting during the Passport To The Arts Quick Draw, then bid on their works later that same afternoon.

A Rabbit Named Rosemary | Chris Deverill

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Rosemary – Chris Deverill

Long ears stretch toward the sky, the head turns slightly to locate the source of a sound. For anybody who has watched wild rabbits this pose is immediately familiar, and is perfectly recreated in Chris Deverill’s newest sculpture: Rosemary. She joins his menagerie of herb named rabbits and is a welcome spring addition here at Waxlander Gallery.

Backyard Inspirations

“We have always lived near wild or protected areas where these creatures were abundant & I enjoyed watching them & their habits.”

Rosemary Chris Deverill WEB 168x300 A Rabbit Named Rosemary | Chris DeverillDeverill is frequently inspired by wildlife and his proximity to it. He has always lived near wild or protected areas and has been exposed to a variety of animals. This allows him to watch and come to know the various personalities of his subjects. He then can translate their unique natures into sculpture.

While he has observed several different animals, including coyotes, javelinas, bears, horses and more, rabbits have been ubiquitous in almost every place he has lived. He recounts one occasion that was rather meaningful.

“Particularly in Tucson, where we resided for awhile—there were actual ‘herds’ of giant Jack rabbits so large it was easy to mistake them for coyote’s from a distance!  It was fun to see them in a large group—one day especially sticks in my memory; while on a hike we came across them on a hillside near sunset & the sun was glowing thru their huge ears, as several sat up like Rosemary to check us out….”

No matter which animal Deverill sculpts he has one wish for them all. “I want people to know how lovable they all can be if treated properly—and that they deserve to be respected and protected. “

To see Rosemary and other Chris Deverill sculptures come into Waxlander Gallery or visit his artist page.