Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You're Invited...

Right next to the Post Office!

Twelve New Paintings by Katy Widger
featuring Mexican Gray Wolves, Dogs and Ravens
Fine Art Greeting Cards and Giclees of select works
Show runs June 1 through July 5, 2013
Gallery Hours 11AM to 6PM Friday & Sunday
11AM to 8PM Saturday

Watching You

"Watching You"
30" x 40" Oil on Hand-dyed cotton fabric on gallery-wrapped canvas
copyright 2013 Katy Widger

This is another painting on hand-dyed fabric from my days as a quilt artist.  The Mexican Gray Wolf is a resident of Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM.
The aspens and lupines were not a part of the original photo, and do not exist in this particularly dry area of New Mexico, but I added them for artistic effect, and because they do exist in the Mexican Gray Wolf's native environment in the high mountains of the Gila Wilderness in southern New Mexico.  And, hopefully, in his future natural environment.
This particular wolf followed me at a pretty close range as we exited their enclosure, and I turned and grabbed a quick photo when alerted to his presence by my husband.
His stance:  tail lowered, ears erect and forward, gaze open and steady, suggests extreme curiosity and confidence, but is not threatening nor challenging.  He was simply watching me.  And now, watching you.  Perhaps he is waiting, also, for his chance at freedom.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


The Color of Wind 12 x 12

Through the Storm 12 x 12

Morning Song 12 x 12 SOLD

These ravens are all local characters, and their territory includes the airspace around my home. You're lucky if you can capture a decent photo of a raven, as they are wary of having their pictures taken, as though they believe along with some aboriginal folks, that their soul will be stolen by the camera.  Nevertheless, my husband and a friend managed to capture the souls of these fellows on film, and I did my best to express that lively exhuberance that all ravens seem to possess on canvas.  All three are oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, 12" x 12" and can be seen in person at  The Watermelon Gallery in Cedar Crest starting June 1-July 5.    I'll give more details on my upcoming show later.