Watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired by the Southwest
Vivid colors, simple textured shapes and shifting light are the sources of inspiration for my paintings that express my awe at the powerful geologic forces and creative energy in our world.
In the late 1990s, I visited northern New Mexico to see the light and red rocks that Georgia O'Keeffe painted. Captivated, I made my home here. I rise daily to experience the day's light on the lake, sky, rocks and unique vegetation. What a gift to be living among the red rocks and prismatic earth tones of Triassic and Jurassic geological formations within the arms of Cerro Pedernal.
The Pedernal is the distinctive flat-top, nearly 10,000 foot, mountain in the Colorado plateau of northern New Mexico—home of creative feminine spirits. To my delight, I discovered that I had settled in the midst of many talented artists whom I count among my friends.
In the last few years I painted outside as well as in my studio from outdoor sketches to capture the immediacy of shifting light and colors. Currently, I am exploring the underlying geometry of the landscape forms and primal memories that are full of color and energy. Using watercolors and acrylics (as watercolors) provide excitement and expressive possibilities for my work.
My work can be seen at the Rising Moon Gallery and Art Center, Abiquiu, NM and at Consuelo’s Gallery in Coyote, NM. You are welcome to visit my studio. Please email or call me to set an appointment.
My resumé is available as a PDF file Resume for Beth Ferguson.
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