Magazine article Southwest Art

Art Values

Magazine article Southwest Art

Art Values

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Bart Walker

Lake O'Hara-Sargent Point, oil, 18 ? 20.

"Lake O'Hara has been an inspiration for many historical artists including John Singer Sargent, Edgar Payne, and William Wendt," says Bart Walker, who lives in Idaho. The lake is located in Yoho National Park in the mountains of British Columbia. Another location Walker loves to paint is the western slope of the Teton Range. "The outdoors has always been a spiritual place for me. The excitement of the western landscape has yet to disappoint me, even after 30 years of living in the Teton Valley," he says. When Walker isn't on location, you can find him painting in his basement studio, backcountry skiing, or spending time at home with his wife, Tracy, and their two Labrador retrievers. He has been painting for more than 10 years, and both his father and brother are painters. Last year Walker won the Artists' Choice Award at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, CA. See more of his work at Mockingbird Gallery in Bend, OR.

$2,650

Carol Benally

Arizona Strip, oil, 30 ? 40.

Arizona artist Carol Benally grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended the Montserrat School of Visual Art and Massachusetts College of Art. Since moving to Arizona, she has studied with many artists, including Ray Roberts and Albert Handell. "1 paint en plein air on the Navajo Reservation to capture the inherent beauty of the land. My paintings share with people how I see Navajo land as not just trees and rocks, but as a natural beauty like it was hundreds of years ago," she says. She enjoys painting the landscape oí Arizona because she can find mesas and canyons that historic artists Maynard Dixon and Edgar Payne once painted. She is a member of the Tucson Plein Air Painters and the American Academy of Women Artists. Benally is represented by Gallery Andrea, Scottsdale, AZ.

$3,200

Anda J. Sty 1er

Evening's Approach, acrylic, 14 ? …

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