Deborah lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wondrous New Mexico light and southwest setting provide the inspiration and opportunity to capture the images she loves in the western setting that is her heritage. Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands inspire the images captured in oils.
From dawn to dusk, the light and scenery are inspiring here in Santa Fe, New Mexico: "The City Different, in the Land of Enchantment." It is easy to understand why so many artists are inspired to live and create here. The light is "different." Read More...
Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands are recurring subjects in my paintings. In recent decades there is a renewed appreciation and partnership between people and the environment. Paintings...
The beautiful Cholla Cactus are abundant throughout our neighborhood and the Eldorado at Santa Fe area. They attract many of New Mexico’s native bees and other pollinators.
Spring rains bring wildflowers in the grasslands and along roadsides. Many of the common plants and flowers are easy to overlook while driving or biking.
Pancakes on the Plaza is one of our favorite summer traditions. It kicks off the first of many summer festivals in the Santa Fe area.
The theme for this year is Japanese Folktales, and the wonderfully rich cultural values passed down through the ages in both oral and written traditions
Dense flocks of Cedar Waxwings occasionally swoop into our berry-laden Oneseed Junipers (Juniperus monosperma).
Live raptors in the field! Hawks, falcons and eagles were the star performers as they were released to fly, chase lures, and possibly hunt wild prey (viewers be warned!).
I participated in two inspiring and instructive workshops with photographer Lisa Langell. The morning session, Create Beautiful Wildlife Images was a seminar. The afternoon workshop, Photographing Abstracts in Nature, consisted of hands-on field photography.
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation, MNMF, celebrated Member Day at the Coronado Historic Site located north of Albuquerque.
I wandered down into the backyard scouting locations for an outdoor still life with pumpkins and gourds. I disturbed this large Great Horned Owl perched in the junipers.
The fall October sky put on a colorful rainbow display over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
The Cat-Faced Orb-Weaver Spider under the overhang of the back portal ventured into the late afternoon sunlight to retrieve “dinner” caught in its web.
The forecast called for the clear skies by late morning. The cloud cover did not clear, but at least there was not any rain. That said, the morning air was scented with the moist mountain dampness. Perfect hiking weather.
The male Rufous hummingbird jealously guards the hummingbird feeders and courtyard flowers, chasing away all intruders including larger birds. The female is slightly larger than the male (see photo).
These beautiful, thriving Four O’Clock flowers grow wild beneath the One-Seed Junipers in the backyard. The flowers usually open from late afternoon (around 4'o clock) onward, giving rise to one of its common names.
Tony Duncan, Yellow Bird Dancing, (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa) has performed for audiences worldwide.
On the way home. What an incredible trip! Rome to Atlanta,
Our final group dinner with our "traveling family"
St. Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museum, The Pieta
Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome, the Uffizi with Michelangelo's David.
Drive from Venice to Florence. Live entertainment at dinner. Staying at IL Crocicchio.
Piazza San Marco. Day and evening in Venice. Piazza San Marco and St. Mark's Basilica, Academia, and Science & Art Museum.
On our gondola ride with friends and musicians tonight in Venice
Leaving Munich, through Austria to Venice, Italy. Pizza lunch in Egna.
Nymphenburg Palace and Haufbrau House and Glockenspiel.
Traveling to Munich. Our room at the King's Hotel. Beer museum and dinner.
Lauterbrunnen is set in a valley featuring rocky cliffs and the roaring, 300m-high Staubbach Falls.
Coach ride from Paris to Lauterbrunnen
Beaune Wine Region, France.
La Sainte-Chapelle, Notre Dame and view from our hotel, Tilsitt Etoile
Eiffel Tower, Louvre and night boat ride down the Seine
Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Roissy-En-France, France. Landing in Paris
We're on our way to Paris!