Whitewater Preserve Palm Springs 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.
One of the true pleasures of our Winter months, here in the desert, is to pack up the easel, paints and hiking shoes. The Whitewater Preserve has... more
One of the true pleasures of our Winter months, here in the desert, is to pack up the easel, paints and hiking shoes. The Whitewater Preserve has Mt. San Gorgonio to the West and Mt. San Jacinto to the South and Palm Springs 10 miles East. The preserve has the Whitewater river running through it. The Smoke trees and the Tamarisk trees dot the landscape. The sage-like leaves of "Brittle Bush" were used by the Spanish Padres when they ran out of Incense. They appropriately named the bush, "Incienso." It's pale grey blue leaves contrast nicely with the grey-green Tamarisk. Brittlebush has bright yellow, daisy-like flowers on stems about 6 inches above the actual bush, making the blue gray bush look like its wearing a wide-brimmed yellow hat.
1st place - The eye sees what the eye sees Contest 12/16/16
2nd Place tie - Contemporary Landscape contest. 5/23/18
3rd Place - Spring in your neck of the woods Contest 5/230/18
2nd Place tie - Love Forests in Paintings 10/31/18
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...