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Hayden Von Conta, Sally

Sally Hayden Von Conta

Painting, Painting
Santa Fe

Sally Hayden Von Conta

sallyhaydenvonconta.net
Plein Air Pastels

Wherever you go, your heart goes with you. Walk around and smell the air, listen to the trees or rocks. Ask yourself what pulls your heart to sit at this particular spot. Is it the light, the patterns or just that it makes you happy? Then pick up your pastels and begin to paint.

What happens is always a conversation between you and the landscape. In pastel, you have 10 brushes (10 fingers) so it's great to see what they can do. The end result is always a surprise. As an artist, I am the last to know what will happen. At its best, you become so much a part of the landscape that you disappear. I like the adventure.

When I see my finished pieces, I remember the heat on the rocks and the sound of the bees on the wild roses - it's all inside the painting.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
  • Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
  • "Gateway to Imagination" (2007-2015)
  • Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
  • Midland Arts Association 2010 Spring Exhibition
  • Red River Valley Museum, Vernon, TX
  • Red River Valley International Exhibition (2009-2012)
  • Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MS
  • National Pastel Exhibition (2007)
Hyland, Jeanne

Jeanne Hyland

Santa Fe

Jeanne Hyland

jeannehyland.com
Capturing the gesture, the inner character, of my subjects is my primary focus. I want to convey the sense of fascination that I feel with human nature or natural beauty and the mystery of nature. Closely observing the light and colors of nature brings me a connection to the world around me that I hope to convey to viewers and collectors alike. I am passionate about character portraits, flowers and still life subjects. I have developed a unique approach to working in watercolor that I call "Wet and Workable" and offer workshops, classes and personal instruction in this and other watermedia processes.

My art career budded with a BFA degree from University of New Hampshire in figurative sculpture and
drawing followed by studies at École des Beaux Arts, France. After years in commercial design, I returned to my Fine Art sculpture roots in Colorado, participating in Loveland Sculpture Invitationals and Sedona Sculpture Walks. I adopted watercolor as my medium after moving to California where I taught at Brand Library Studios, the LA Academy of Figurative Art, and Learning & Product Expo (Pasadena). I now teach locally in Santa Fe, nationally and internationally.

I am serving on the Board of Directors of National Watercolor Society, and am a member of numerous watercolor and national art organizations; American, National, Southwestern and Valley Watercolor Societies, Portrait Society of America, and a signature member of Watercolor West, Women Artists of the West and New Mexico Watercolor Society.
Renshaw, Ruby

Ruby Renshaw

Painting, Painting
Galisteo

Ruby Renshaw

templeoftentrada.com
The ancient, primal image of Serpent has been expressed across cultures in a multitude of mediums. Diving into its energy of birth, enlightenment, death, fertility, oneness, protection, re-birth and transformation is a journey into a relationship with timeless, expansive source energy.

Serpent is a primary, recurring theme in my artistic expression. I am heavily influenced by my relationship with the land of Galisteo, as well as interactions with Serpent Mound in my home state of Ohio and the kundalini energy of the yoga I teach.