Ancient but Beautiful poster by Maria Hunt. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
During a painting retreat just outside the city of Santa Fe, we came upon a magical area, almost glowing in the late afternoon sun. The air, still, ... more
During a painting retreat just outside the city of Santa Fe, we came upon a magical area, almost glowing in the late afternoon sun. The air, still, and the sun on the dry wash, made the scene surreal: poplar trees shimmering gold, and the Autumn-blooming Chamisa bush just called to the artist within. Purple mountains contrasted with the pinkish soil throughout the wash created a scene of extraordinary beauty. How perfect to meld with the earth, to become one with the scene and capture it in a new way.
The style I was trying to emulate was that of Birger Sandzen I got closer in 4 other paintings in my gallery... all landscapes. However, none matched this magical day.
It was an honor to be asked to recreate one of my paintings in his style ... in an hour, and in front of 50 people. This was the "Artist In Action" program at the Palm Springs Art Museum. They had the Sandzen Exhibit visi...
About Maria Hunt
"ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time."
After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria Hunt, finding the nest empty, and having fulfilled her role as financial contributor, retired to the Palm Springs area, pursuing her childhood dream of studying and creating art. She started in 2000 with art classes at College of the Desert. She refined her skills in plein air painting by attending workshops across the U.S. The years left to get "really good" at art are diminishing, and her focus is laser sharp. She spends one week a month teaching art to Children (and older versions of children) She...