Sometimes the best things are right in front of you.
I went to The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, New Mexico. They told me I could take pictures as long as I didn't use a flash and that I could post them to my blog. Isn't that cool?
We have an artist by the name of Don Anderson (yes, the museum is named after him) who paints the most fantastic, majestic paintings and many of his works can be seen at this museum. I've seen them many times but I can never get enough.
Mr. Anderson, who is also a businessman, an engineer and an artist conceived a program called the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. His vision was to enhance the cultural environment of Roswell and southeastern New Mexico by bringing artists of national importance to live and work in the tranquility of the high plains. They are given the gift of time to create art while the Anderson museum provides ample living space, a studio, and a monthly stipend for a year to the artist!
Their works make up more than 300 diverse works seen in the 7 galleries, including Mr. Anderson's.
He is the most humble and quiet, unassuming brilliant man you would ever hope to meet.
Oh, and for all those who think you have to use watercolors or oils to make really incredible pricey art- this man only uses acrylics!! That gives me hope.
These are huge canvases. For instance, those you see right above go from ceiling to floor and those are probably 16 foot ceilings or more, and cover an entire wall for about 40 feet.
They are stark and precise, yet the colors (which I could do not do them justice) are soft, and strangely luminous, some are even sparkly.
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