This colorful and bold still life with a South Western influence of Taos, New Mexico, where the artist had visited. The brilliant orange and stripped woven cloth with an Indian pottery bowl and large black pottery jar near a copper bowl filled with red and yellow onions along with garlic, bottle of wine and a kachina doll. Artist signature is in the lower right-hand side. In a carved wood frame. Provenance: purchased from the Linda McAdoo Gallery
Age: Late 20th Century
Size: 20” x 24” (WF 29.5 x 33.5)
The artist is a native Oklahoman, where she continues to live, Faulkenberry was raised throughout the West and has traveled extensively in Europe. She first encountered alla prima paintings on several trips to Taos in the late 1970s. Her transition to oils was facilitated by independent studies with Russian master Sergei Bongart. “I remain a student of art, always reaching for higher levels of excellence,” she says. “However, it is the artist’s job to discover his or her personal voice in creating a language that communicates beyond words.” Faulkenberry’s work has been featured in leading art publications. Her work is represented in corporate, private, and museum collections across the country. Member of the prestigious Plein-Air Painters of America since 1996.