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 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world. We stayed at the Nativo Lodge just minutes away from Balloon Fiesta Park, in anticipation of our very early start in the morning.
The Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Gardens provide more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight the senses.
The Aspen Vista Trail hike was my first photography opportunity to use the new Tamron 18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 on my Nikon D500. The lens does not disappoint and lives up the the many positive reviews. The ultra zoom capabilities make it versatile and a perfect single-lens travel companion.
Riding Amtrak Southwest Chief extends the vacation experience Spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways are seen along the way.
We took advantage of a full day leisurely sightseeing and relaxing at the Riverside Pedestrian Mall before our Amtrak was due to depart in the evening.
Nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains on the east side of the University of California, Riverside Campus, The Gardens covers 40 hilly acres. Wander over four miles of scenic trails or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty.
UCR/California Museum of Photography provides a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the general public.
The Riverside Art Museum is located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside. The architecturally significant 1929 building is a former YWCA facility designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Julia Morgan.
“It is the most unique hotel in America. It’s a monastery, a museum, a fine hotel, a home, a boardinghouse, a mission, an art gallery and an aviator’s shrine. It combines the best features of all of the above. If you are ever in any part of California, don’t miss the famous Mission Inn of Riverside.”
– Will Rogers
An Amtrak train ride is always a great adventure. The Lamy station is only minutes from our house.
Indian Market is a two-day event and this year we took advantage of both days. The art and entertainment is a feast for the senses. Sunday was less crowded making it possible to visit with many of the artists one-on-one and ask questions about their techniques and materials.
The raw expression and design elements revealed in this masterful exhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, remind me of why I was compelled to choose drawing and printmaking as my area of concentration for my BFA.
Approximately 250 Spanish Colonial Artists from New Mexico and Southern Colorado took part in the 66th Annual Traditional Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza on July 29-30, 2017.
The New Mexico Monsoon Season brings increased moisture creating dramatic thunderheads over the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. This photo was taken from in front of my studio.
On the way home. What an incredible trip! Rome to Atlanta,
Our final group dinner with our "traveling family"
Colosseum and Forum The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is a large ellipsoid arena built in the first century CE under the Roman emperors of the Flavian dynasty: Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE) and Domitian (81-96 AD)
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!