more from new mexico--art and disc golf
There was certainly more to the trip to NM than the already-described opening reception at Darnell Fine Art
. The day before the opening, I went with my friend, artist Marina Broere
(who has recently joined a new Canyon Road gallery, The Edge) and her husband Cor to the studio and home of painter Diane McGregor
. That is Diane above in front of one of her recent paintings. Marina and I were very impressed with her work, especially her most recent paintings with their subtle, softly shifting color fields, punctuated by small focal areas of color that emerge from earlier layers of paint. Her home and studio were also wonderful, located in a rugged, fairly isolated area outside Tesuque...the patio area was alive with hummingbirds, and the views from the many windows spectacular. Diane rehabilitates wildlife, and a love of animals permeates her life. We met her very unusual pet, a de-scented skunk named Flower, pictured below.
Our journey to NM served not only as an art trip, but was also business travel for my husband, Don. I haven't spoken much about TnT Discs
on this blog, but the time has come. Don's passion for disc golf has led to not only his business selling discs and equipment and doing course design, but to an 18-hole public course (Wildapple Disc Golf Course) that he has built on our Wisconsin property (yes, art and disc golf can co-exist quite nicely.) He is also compelled to seek out new courses to play and evaluate on every trip away from home. That's where he was the day of my visit to Diane--playing three courses near Taos, a surprising number considering their rather remote locations. We spent part of another day on a course in Albuquerque while visiting with our two sons. That is our older son below, along with his dog. I love his acrobatic throwing style. (I don't play, myself, but tagged along during the game for the photo opportunities.)