Category Archives: Sangita Phadke

Blog entries about artist, Sangita Phadke.

Spring Art Is Blooming At Waxlander Gallery


Midsummer Evening Suzanne Donazetti Spring Art Is Blooming At Waxlander Gallery

Midsummer Evening – Suzanne Donazetti

Flowering trees are in bloom all around Santa Fe, and here at Waxlander Gallery fresh art is budding on our walls. The new season has filled out artists with inspiration and we are eagerly awaiting each arrival of new works. Last week we looked at pieces from four of our artists, and this week we’ll peek at the most recent works of four more: Sangita Phadke, Suzanne Donazetti, Mike McKee and Erin Robbins.

Experience the newest art by coming into the gallery or browsing our artist pages.

Sangita Phadke

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Satsuma Orange II – Sangita Phadke

Sangita Phadke is known for works in pastel that are so realistic they are often mistaken for photographs. Luscious colors and subtle reflections demonstrate her dedication to capturing the nuances of her subject, and her newest piece is no different. Satsuma Orange II evokes an instant desire for the sweetness and flavor of vine ripened citrus.

Suzanne Donazetti

Two distinct works become a single piece with Suzanne Donazetti’s unique process. She starts by painting on two sheets of copper, then cuts them into strips and weaves them together. The results are layered and have a quality that leaves the viewer to decide which piece is prominent. Her recent works are heavily influenced by her recent return to New Mexico and are inspired by places like the The Valley of Fires and Malpais, and her Midsummer Evening is a perfect example of this.

Mike McKee

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Momentous Expression – Mike McKee

There is a timeless quality to Mike McKee’s newest sculpture. Momentous Expression evokes a sense of nostalgia, a remembrance of traditions long forgotten while also capturing the feel of the contemporary. The gray of the silvercloud alabaster and the defined ridges of this piece gives it an air of prominence and  power.

Erin Robbins

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Royal Wings – Erin Robbins

Erin Robbins explores the connections between people, animals in nature in her work. She chooses colors that are meant to offer a sense of peace and serenity, and paints in such a way that the viewer is invited to fully explore the intricacies of each piece. Her newest works not only continue this, but showcase her evolution as an artist as she recently unveiled a series of landscapes alongside her more figurative works.

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Magnificence II – Erin Robbins

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Magnificence I – Erin Robbins

An Artful Holiday


Love Beauty and Pleasure April Deming An Artful Holiday

Love, Beauty, and Pleasure – April Deming

The holidays are a time for giving gifts of the soul. People welcome family and friends into the warmth of their homes to share memories. They donate time to help those in need, and it is a season in which everybody wishes the best for others.

In a way it is akin to the process of making art. With each piece an artist shares a bit of their unique vision. They give their time to an endeavor which inevitably makes the world a brighter place, and they impart into their work a desire to spark an emotion within the viewer.

Here at Waxlander Gallery we are honored to share some of these gifts of the soul. Our annual group holiday show “Gifts of the Holiday” is currently on display and we welcome you to come see the latest works of the more than twenty participating artists.

Join us on November 28th and again on December 26 for the receptions with some of our artists.

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Eternal Joy – Javier Lopez Barbosa

Paintings capture a moment in time. What the artist sees and feels are transferred to canvas. Color becomes a tool; it is light and shadow, form and void, and a guide to the viewer. Each painter speaks of the world they know in different terms. Abstracts like those of Javier Lopez Barbosa use pure hues to evoke a feeling, while Sharon Markwardt and Lori Faye Bock use animals to reflect the world through new eyes. The landscapes of Marshall Noice, Matthew Higginbotham, Patrick Matthews and Jami Tobey invite the viewer into new worlds, yet the still life works such as those by Sangita Phadke, Dominique Boisjoli, and April Deming can awaken a world of nostalgic memory. Henriette Simon Picker and Victor Arnold seem to express even the ordinary in extraordinary ways.

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In The Abstract – Mike McKee

Sculptors bring their vision into the third dimension, and we have four participating in the show this year. Each surface, angle or curve is carefully balanced and considered, the impact on the final piece weighed. The results are works that are evocative and meaningful from multiple viewpoints. Chris Turri’s sculptures reflect the voices of native people, while the organic curves of Mike McKee’s stone works awaken a connection to something deeper within. Terrell Powell’s colorful birds are whimsical and fun, and Ann Fleming’s cast bronze pieces are playful and highlight a caring nature.



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In the Heat Of The Night – Christopher Owen Nelson

Then there are those works which are both painting and sculpture. The carved and painted plexiglass works of Christopher Owen Nelson, woven copper paintings of Suzanne Donazetti, and painted steel forms of husband and wife team Josiane Childers and Justin West, all stand in relief from the wall. As the viewer moves they are exposed to new facets and fresh ways to interact with the piece. While the collaborative painting and sculpture works from Sandy Keller and Jim Moore present a world that is both tangible and not.

We invite you to visit and experience the works of these and all our artists this holiday season. “Gifts of the Holiday” will be on display through January 1st.

Pure Pigments | Marshall Noice & Sangita Phadke

Pastel is a medium unlike any other. Dry pigments are mixed with a binder, and then formed into various shapes that the artist works with. Since there is little dilution from pure color, the result is a piece which has luminosity and  saturation all its own.

Here at Waxlander Gallery we are excited for this year’s Pastel Show, which opens this week and runs through June 16. Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke are masters of the medium, and both will be here for the opening reception on Friday June 6th from 5 – 7:30pm.

Marshall Noice

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Opening – Marshall Noice

Pastel forests of red, blue, green, and yellow dance across the paper. These are the works of Marshall Noice, whose vivid landscapes captures the energy of the location he paints. While based on real locations, these colorful works represent the feel of the area more than the literal appearance.

Noice uses the unique nature of pastels in a way that conveys immediacy. The viewer can see the strokes of color on the paper, and the rich hues enhance the scene.

Sangita Phadke

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The Glowing Peach – Sangita Phadke

Sangita Phadke’s still works of fruits, vegetables and flowers are as realistic as possible and are often mistaken for photographs. Peaches glow and drops of water on a blueberry reflect the light.

Phadke uses the vibrancy of the medium is used to its fullest to produce pieces of true color and depth. The pigments are seamlessly blended to create the true-to-life gradients that give her works their unique look.

Join us on Friday, June 6th from 5-7:30pm for the opening of this year’s Pastel Show and Meet both Marshall Noice and Sangita Phadke.