Plein Air Painting in Northern New Mexico Art

The wide open spaces and majestic high desert light has long attracted artists to Santa Fe and the surrounding mesas, canyons, and mountains of Northern New Mexico. You are invited to immerse yourself in these spaces and explore oil, acrylic, watercolor and ink painting as a means for experiencing the environment in a deeper way. We will travel to some of the instructor’s favorite painting spots and get a taste of Northern New Mexican history from an off-the-beaten-path perspective. We will visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio, and paint from the same hilltops and llanos she did. We will visit Frijoles Canyon and the cliff homes of the early Tewa people and make paintings from the rim of that canyon. (Schedule and painting locations are subject to change based on weather or new location ideas from the group.) Basic painting instruction will be offered, and all skill levels are welcome.  


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Matt Mullins

Matt Mullins is the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Santa Fe Prep and teaches painting, drawing, 3-D art, and photography. Matt earned his Masters in Fine Arts from UC Berkeley.  While at UC Berkeley, he received the prestigious Eisner Prize for Visual Art and was named as a Fellow with the Arts Research Center.…

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