Charles Dunbar | Prickly Pears Pose Shadows to the Desert
acrylic on canvas | 2001
I have lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for many years. The desert makes an impression - mountainous, dry, prickly, windy, sixty mile vistas, spectacular sunsets, dramatic clouds, faded colors, hot sun, strange plants. These paintings record my reaction to the desert. I want to show the desert in ways different from the exhaustive and exhausted landscape imagery commonly shown in “Southwest” art.