Meyer Gallery Santa Fe Solo Show: December 4, 2020

My solo show in Santa Fe at the Meyer Gallery has been rescheduled to December 4 – December 10, 2020. I will be releasing paintings for the show available for purchase throughout the weeks/months running up to December. So please let John, Jonathon, and Jordan at Meyer Gallery know of your interest so they can alert you as soon as they get the paintings.

“The Watchers” new lithograph print

Blackrock Editions and I are very pleased to announce the release of The Watchers, a limited edition of 14, four-color lithograph print―the result of a printmaking collaboration from March through October 2020. The Watchers is evocative of nineteenth century lithographs with its delicate line work and elegant combination of warm and cool grays ranging from deepest black to palest pink french gray. Working on the limestone was a wonderful experience as not only did I feel connected to an old traditional medium, but the stone was responsive to the lightest and most delicate marks. This collaboration is truly a labor of love consisting of several weeks of planning, drawing, adjusting, and proofing to achieve the final print. For purchase inquiries please contact Blackrock Editions via email at info@breditions.com

I would like to thank the staff at Blackrock Editions, especially master printer Steven Campbell and Joshua Orsburn for their commitment to craft and artistry. They are a not so new printmaking studio, having their roots from the venerable Landfall Press. Blackrock Editions was formed in 2020 as a fine art print shop with a focus on under-represented artists including women artists, artists of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please follow them via instagram @blackrockeditions

The Watchers
2020, 4-color lithograph, edition of 14
paper size: 30×22 inches / image size: 26×17 inches
Collaboration between artist Fatima Ronquillo and staff of Landfall Press / Blackrock Editions during March-October 2020

for purchase inquiry, please contact Blackrock Editions 
email: info@breditions.com

New paintings of flora, fauna, love and loss

I am pleased to present three new paintings which will be included in my upcoming solo show in Santa Fe on December 4. Please contact the Meyer Gallery for availability and purchase inquiries at email: meyersfnm@aol.com or via phone at 800-779-7387 or 505-983-1434

In creating this series of work, I found myself drawn to twisting florals and vines as if being cocooned by nature. All through the spring and summer, I have found solace and comfort through walking in nature, appreciating the wildflowers and birds inhabiting this beautiful New Mexico landscape. This fall is especially beautiful, the Aspens gilding the mountains with their golden leaves. I return to the recurring theme of Flora and Fauna to explore our relationship with Nature and that of Love and Loss because it is a time of strengthening our relationships with each other and a time of grief and hope.

Beloved,
In what other lives or lands
Have I known your lips
Your Hands
Your Laughter brave
Irreverent.
Those sweet excesses that
I do adore.
What surety is there
That we will meet again,
On other worlds some
Future time undated.
I defy my body’s haste.
Without the promise
Of one more sweet encounter
I will not deign to die.

~ REFUSAL by Maya Angelou

Refusal: Hand with Maya Angelou
2020, oil on panel, 7×5 inches


Clasped Hands with Hummingbirds and Passiflora
2020, oil on panel, 12×12 inches
The Watchers
2020, oil on panel, 20×16 inches

Studio Update May 30, 2020 on TV and book cover

I’m on TV! Back in October of last year, I spent a day of filming with the crew of “Artful” a documentary series featuring Utah and nearby artists. It was a wholly new and fun experience. I share the episode with artist Justin Wheatley. In the episode I share my studio process, my studio space and the inspirations behind my paintings. Please tune in tomorrow, Sunday May 31 at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Mountain Time. The episode streams here.

Studio Update #staysafestayhome

I write this post from the safety of home. I wish everyone and their loved ones wellness and kindness during these difficult times. Today I share a recent drawing that has uplifted me. The clasped hands are symbolic of our togetherness even in the midst of social distancing, and the birds are symbolic of hope and love. The drawing has inspired me to create a series of paintings for my Santa Fe show at Meyer Gallery later this year (scheduled for August 28) focusing on the theme of togetherness and resilience.