These paintings were all done by one of my very favorite artists who lives here in New Mexico,
Alexandra Eldridge. I am going to Santa Fe next Monday and she has been kind enough to invite me to her studio! I am so excited. I can't tell you what it means to me, as she is the one who started me with the Venetian plaster. I read an article about her and her work with Venetian plaster, years ago and thought, what is this Venetian plaster? I was intrigued and thought I would try working with it. I went to all the hardware/paint stores in Taos. No one had it or had even heard of it! I thought, okay forget it, it is too hard to get hold of. That night I had a dream, an angel (I am not making this up) came to me and said "We hear you are giving up on the Venetian plaster" I said "Yes, it is too hard to get it around here" the angel said"We would rethink that if we were you". So I did (when an angel tells you something, you listen), I found it at Home Depot in Santa Fe and it changed my work and has become for me, profound.
So, you see what Alexandra means to me and how this coming visit is: WOW.
I just wanted to share. Click the links and see more of her wonderful, magical work. If I had the means I would fill my house with her paintings. Happy Monday! XOXO