MARY BEAGLE
Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

“I enjoy bringing life to a blank canvas with
colors and shapes, and finding a figure in
a chunk of stone.”

 

For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed drawing, painting and doing most anything related to art, from painting store windows for a Halloween art competition in high school to art classes through high school and college. I find I can lose myself in creating beautiful things. It’s such a wonderful state of relaxation and joy when you leave the surrounding world and become immersed in what you’re doing.

I have always primarily worked with oil on canvas; my paintings reflecting my love of Native cultures and celebrations. After years of snowbirding, my husband and I relocated to New Mexico from Connecticut. Now my colors are becoming more vibrant with an emphasis on lighting. I like incorporating geometric or Native designs in my compositions to compliment the faces and figures I paint.

In 2005 and 2008, I attended the Southwest Stone Carving Workshop in Jemez Springs, NM, and found a new medium of expression in limestone, alabaster and marble while working with nationally known sculptors, Rollie Grandbois, Cliff Fragua, Jon DeCelles, Tim Nicola, T. Barney and others.

In Las Cruces I have studied with well-known artists, Julie Ford-Oliver and Carolyn Bunch.

My work has been seen in Southwest Art, Art of the West and Cowboys and Indians magazines.

I am currently represented by Thunder Horse Gallery in Ruidoso, NM.

I can be contacted at mbeagle2@aol.com

PAINTINGS: Click each image for detailed info and larger image
"Matriarch"
"Favorite Things"
"Hunter"
"Best Pals"
"Fancy Dancer" "Hopi Dancer" "Hopi Potter" "Master Potter"
"Reverie" "Water Carrier" "Spirit of the Dance" "Solitude"
"Cold Wind"
"Repose"
"Sunkeeper"
"Wnd Spirit II"
   
  "Peace" "Seated Woman"