May 2016 at the Deming Art Center will feature a Two Person Show with realist painter Linda Anderson and wood artist Dick Costa.
Linda has always loved all things western, especially horses, and her lack of formal training did not stop her from learning to draw them. Moving to Aspen in 1973 really helped develop her interest in wildlife art. She found that she enjoyed painting animals she had seen for herself and sold many of her paintings and won the nationally juried Glenwood Springs fine art festival- a highlight of her career. She has also shown and won awards locally for her paintings. She prefers water colors and acrylics for her realist style works. Since moving to Deming, Linda has begun painting horses again and is inspired by the area's western heritage, vast openness and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Dick Costa’s love of woodworking began when he was a young man watching his father carve 3D fish and whales. Soon he was learning to carve and a lifelong respect of woods and woodworking was born. After retiring from a career as a Construction Engineer, Dick and his wife, Nancy, began traveling and ended up moving to Deming from Massachusetts. His son (to whom he attributes his more recent return to woodworking) asked why he did not get back into woodworking, so after setting up a complete shop in his garage, Dick is turning out some beautiful pieces of wood in the form of pens, bowls, vases and sculptures which are more creative and challenging. Dick uses techniques in his work that he has learned from people all over the world, as well as unique woods that are only found outside the US.
The show will run from May 3-27, with an artist reception on Sunday, May 15, from 1-3PM. Bob Rockwell, a local Deming author, will also be on hand to promote his new book, “Riding With Villa”. Gallery hours are 10AM-4PM Tuesday-Saturday with extended hours on Thursday evenings till 6:30PM. For more information call 575-546-3663 or visit us on Facebook.