Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Greetings from Santa Fe

My sister and I spent a wonderful day in Santa Fe shopping, eating and wandering through the art galleries this week.  There was a bit of snow on the ground still and everything was decorated for the Holiday season.  The light was beautiful, from the afternoon warm sun and shadows thrown about on the ruddy adobe walls to the evening Christmas lights shining in the trees on the plaza.  We picked special gifts at our favorite shops, saw wonderful art and discovered some great new eateries (The Teahouse and Vinaigrette, wonderful cozy places to stop in between shopping and walking!).  I love the holiday season and spending time with my sister, it was a perfect day.

Art below from Nuart Gallery on Canyon Road:

 Painting below found at McLarry Fine Art:

 Paintings below found at Meyer East gallery:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

the Bosque Beast

sarah siltala

My painting, "Pose on a Pear", will be used for the cover of the upcoming Spring edition of The Bosque Beast, a local publication for the village of Corrales and west side of Albuquerque, NM.  Bosque is the Spanish name for 'woodlands' and the strip of cottonwood trees and forest- like land along the Rio Grande river.  It's an oasis and special ecosystem we are lucky to have in the middle of the desert.  Inside The Bosque Beat are wonderful articles about nature conservation and animal life along the bosque.  Keiko, the editor, contacted me after seeing one of my bird paintings and I was really flattered to have this painting chosen to grace the cover.  It is extra special because I love the bosque and take many nature walks there throughout the year.  I visit Corrales often and recently posted some pictures about it here.