If all the world’s a stage, then Canyon Road is a particularly lively one. On any given day you’ll see excited collectors on art pilgrimages, gallery directors hanging works behind wide windows, enormous delivery trucks trying to navigate the narrow passage, and that ever-changing cast of sculptures in everyone’s yards.
On October 20, the plot will thicken considerably. This year’s Historic Canyon Road Paint Out includes a parade, choir concerts, face painting and even a chance to pet a burro. Of course, with more than 100 artists from 25 galleries painting en plein air, the real drama will play out not on our legendary street but on the surfaces of the canvases.
Waxlander’s troupe this year comprises nine of our brilliant artists, four of which you saw in act one of this blog post. Get to know the rest of the ensemble below, and then meet them—and their work—at the Paint Out on Saturday.
Marshall was born in North Dakota and lives in Montana, where he’s owned Noice Studio & Gallery for more than 30 years. The artist takes cues from Expressionism and Impressionism to create abstracted landscapes that have a gripping emotional power.
“My work’s greatest pleasure comes when I’m in the thick of battle to let a painting emerge,” he says. “I have my issues. What color next to that? Another line there? Take that out?”
When he’s at work, Marshall often loses himself in the process of “simply painting, watching, concentrating…” When you stop to watch him, be prepared to take the same internal journey.
If anyone’s ready for the Paint Out, it’s Patrick. The neo-impressionist from Arkansas has wielded his brush along the highways of the United States, France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Canyon Road? No problem!
Patrick was a successful design architect when he came to a crossroads and decided to go wherever his lifelong passion for the outdoors took him. The transition from shaping a space to painting one seemed natural for him—you can sense his keen awareness of his surroundings in his impeccable landscapes.
“Painting outdoors… my very vision changes and paintings appear on my canvases,” says Patrick. This weekend, you’ll have a chance to look through his eyes.
TRACEE GENTRY MATTHEWS
Tracee is quite accustomed to painting urban locales- she does depictions of city skylines, from Santa Fe to Manhattan. Whether she’s painting adobe or skyscrapers, all of her works have something in common: a bright, joyful color palette.
“I hope the viewer of my works can step inside the paintings and see the sights, feel the changing sky… and simply smile with happiness,” Tracee says. She’ll surely be in her element at the event.
Paul spent most of his career painting cowboys and the Wild West, but now he spends his time exploring abstract worlds. His traveling companions are curious fish and busy hummingbirds, who often play among his vibrant color fields. Paul is eager to introduce them to you.
Animals are also a big part of Sharon’s oeuvre. The Texan artist lived in the Metroplex until 2005, when she moved to the countryside to accommodate her daughter’s horse. Sharon’s own decision to ride had a fateful impact on her art—she likes to joke that her horse “threw her” into Western art.
“I look for the beauty in each of my subjects and strive to leave my viewers in an upbeat mood,” she says. Who wouldn’t smile at works like “Split Decision”?
Come delight in this artistic theatre of sorts and meet nine of Waxlander’s artists from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 20. The parade, featuring several local marching bands, will begin at 12:00 pm at the bottom of Canyon Road headed to the top, and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Education Program will perform in front of various galleries from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. See our event page for more information.
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