Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Successful art show!


Quiet of the Moon, 30 x 30, oil on canvas

I'm pleased to announce that all participating artists in Gallery 822's annual Indian Market show enjoyed success. Large crowds attended the openings and art work was sold.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Indian Market Group show at Gallery 822, Santa Fe


When We Dream, 30 x 40, oil on linen

If you will be in Santa Fe for Indian Market next weekend, please be sure and stop by The Gallery at  822 on Canyon Road. 

All 14 of the gallery's artists will have new work. Most of them will be at the Artists Reception on Friday, Aug 20 5pm - 8pm. Stop by and say hello.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Since 1901 - American Indian


Since 1901, 30 x 40, oil on linen.

I really enjoyed creating the painting 'Indian' based on the logo for the Indian Motorcycle, so I painted this second, larger one.

This one shows an American Indian wearing a feathered headdress as the Indian in the logo.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spirit War - Ghost Shirt



Spirit War, 30 x 40, oil on canvas

American Indian prophet, Wovoka, began the Ghost Dance religion in an attempt to bring peace between the Indians and the Whites. It brought together element of Paiute, Christian, Shaker and Mormon religions.  From the latter, Wavoka made use of the Mormon Endowment Robe, a robe "emblazoned with sacred symbols… reputed to protect the wearer from Satan and physical harm"

The Ghost Shirt is painted with symbols as a prayer to ask for natures help in restoring Peace and Abundance. The shirt was also said to protect the wearer from bullets.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Indian - American Indian


Finally, a new painting!

Indian, 22 x 28, oil on canvas

Indian was painted in honor of America's Pioneer Motorcycle, The Indian, which was first manufactured in 1901.

With this painting I am revisiting a series of artwork I did several years ago which included  figures along with product logos using American Indian images in the background