This is Home Thousand Palms Preserve 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.
This 11x14 was sold at a fund raiser for Dyslexia Foundation.. the 2nd fundraising event that convinced me that art could make a difference in even... more
This 11x14 was sold at a fund raiser for Dyslexia Foundation.. the 2nd fundraising event that convinced me that art could make a difference in even the smallest communities.
In chilly air, we set up our easels and began painting the early light in the Thousand Palms Preserve, outside Palm Springs, in the desert. The light wasn't intense in the cloudless sky, but the stately palms were glimmering, the walking paths glowing slightly, and the distant mountains took on the cool morning desert colors.
This is life in the desert floor, outside Palm Springs. It also is home to the almost extinct a small 3 toed lizard. It does have one of the last "moving" dunes that will soon overtake the natural spring oasis... It is being held back by a stand of palms... beautiful and stately... being "hugged" or "nudged" by the moving sand dunes. Enjoy this moment... and step on the actual fault line as this portion of the desert moves closer to San Francisco Bay Area. : ))
After a few h...
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...