Welcome to Scarlett Mountain Art! This blog serves as a landing pad for photos of my artwork. When people ask what I do and I reply that I’m an artist, the next question is often, “Where can I see your work?” This web site is one place. I am also showing work at the Aways North Art Studios in Albuquerque. I have studio space there and exhibit my work during special gallery openings. A couple times a month I post photos of completed pieces along with information on artists who taught me techniques. You may also see photos of artwork I show and my work in progress.
Sometimes I add additional pictures of ongoing work to my Instagram feed. That way you can see more details of my work, if you are so inclined. Those are often photos of the messy part of making art.
I hope you enjoy what you see and are inspired to explore my work further.
It’s a relaxing place run by a lovely artist. In addition to a studio where I can work, I have access to a gallery space. In a couple of weeks I will participate in my first ever show. Until then I’m learning all I can from the more experienced artists around me and making sure that my work is ready for the public eye. Here is a sampling of what I’ll be showing.
I love art classes. Because I don’t have any formal education in art beyond a couple classes in junior high and high school, I eagerly learn from other artists. This evening I took a class online from Tiare Smith (tiaresmith.com) through the Art is Magic Retreat. I had to improvise on a couple supplies, but ended up with this 7.5 x 11 inch watercolor (mostly) painting.
I seem to be going through a book phase. Part of it stems from my love for the store in Albuquerque called Creative Culture. They carry a gorgeous selection of Nepalese paper, among other cards and gift items. *Edit – Creative Culture is now closed and sorely missed.*
These books were created from a kit. They are Tibetan style books put together with a pamphlet stitch.
I made this little book in a class taught by Mita Saldana (you can see her work at atgbooksnm.com). It’s a concertina-type book with pages inside folded to hold postcards. The paper with the bird on the front and the feather design paper inside are some of my favorites, in spite of the fact that I rarely use the pink and brown color combo in other works. Maybe that’s why I like the book. It’s different from anything else I’ve done.