Upcoming Solo Show: “Recuerdos”

"The Letter" by Fatima Ronquillo
"The Letter" 10x8 oil on panel, Meyer East Gallery

I am announcing my spring solo show “Recuerdos” at the Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe. The opening reception is Friday, May 20, 2011 5 – 7 pm.

Keepsakes, emblems, mementos or in spanish, recuerdos, not only identify portrait sitters but provide narrative details. I am interested in infusing ulterior meanings to a painting. A letter, a flower, a bird or other object become symbolic of a persona.  A still life may be a vanitas: a memento into the transience of earthly pleasures.  Past lives and loves are present in notes and souvenirs. Recuerdos serve as memory clues. In modern world of disconnectedness, I believe there is a need for stillness and nostalgia.

"Recuerdo" by Fatima Ronquillo
"Recuerdo" 10x8 oil on panel, Meyer East Gallery
"Valentine" by Fatima Ronquillo
"Valentine" 8x6 oil on panel, Meyer East Gallery

“Mirror, Mirror”

I will be part of a group show “Mirror, Mirror” opening this Saturday on September 4, 6-9 pm at Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah. It is a showcase of figurative works by 10 artists including Ray Bonilla, Fidalis Buehler, Ted Gall, Glen Hawkins, Brian Kershisnik, Emily McPhie, Chris Miles, Jim Rennert and Justin Taylor. I am most thrilled to have “Lucy and the Majorette” as the featured image on the invitation cards. The show runs until September 21.

Lucy and the Majorette
Red Majorette
Viola in Disguise
The Messenger
Girl with Red Jacket
The Lotus Bud

Seven New Paintings

I just delivered seven new works to Meyer East Gallery in Santa Fe. They will be part of my upcoming show “Wondrous Journey” opening on October 15.

Soldier with Lover's Eye
Soldier Attacked by Bees
Vittoria
The White Poppy
Girl with a Robin
Mimi
Blue Girl

For details and larger images visit the new and improved paintings page on my website here.

Installation Views “Secret Narratives”

We had a lovely opening and show at Wally Workman in Austin. It’s two weeks into the show and I am thrilled at the turnout and ever grateful for everyone’s support. Here are some installation shots taken at the gallery:

You can read the statement here. Of course the entire show was stolen by my beloved Westie – who even got a present from Wally.