Observations (in the raw)
A recent painting of mine was accepted in a national juried exhibition by The Art Students League of Denver. The show is in April in Denver. The painting is framed and ready to be shipped. There is a definite sense of "going home" with this piece and under these circumstances. Denver was my home for many years. To be included in this show is an honor, to be sure, but it also has a sense of coming out of the wilderness for me. I'm being invited back from the desert to show what I've learned. What has the desert taught me?
So, I will relish this success, but soon turn back to the easel. There is more to say. The conversation has just begun and, of course, the desert has much more to reveal.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for several years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...