For our next show we are proud to present Santa Fe landscape artist Matthew Higginbotham and his solo exhibition, Ode to Land and Sky.
“I feel as though I am a constant witness of miracles.” Matthew Higginbotham
With each new exhibition, Higginbotham usually experiences breakthroughs that he expands on after the show and in preparation for the next one. “Usually it’s new techniques and subject matter,” he explains. This new show is a culmination of his breakthroughs thus far, where he has noticed a deepening of color in his artwork, a sense of depth and light.
“For last year’s show… I included a few canyon wall paintings and am painting a series for this current show,” says Higginbotham. “I found a way to paint them that is exciting and fresh.”
Higginbotham strives to “communicate both the quietness and peace of the landscape as well as the immense grandeur.” Two examples that combine both the intimacy and the feeling of infinity are Farmland Glasses with Old Barn and Evening Prayer. For him, in these works “there is a sense of comfort and grandeur together.”
A key factor in Higginbotham’s work is dimension as, in his own words, he says, “I use a lot of it!” He seeks to represent and have you experience the simultaneous interaction of peace and quietness with the broadness and scope of the landscapes he paints without feeling lost.
Collectors Mike and Anna Martin of Mission, Texas said, “We have been drawn to Matthew’s works because of the serenity they bring to the mind. His depiction of scenes in nature draws you into the
painting as if you were present.”
Please join us at Waxlander Gallery and Sculpture Garden at 622 Canyon Road in Santa from August 30 through September 12 to enjoy and experience this latest collection by Matthew Higginbotham. We will be hosting a reception for him Friday, September 2, from 5 to 7. You can also join us and watch him paint Saturday, September 3, from noon to 4 p.m.
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