I have always been a son of the West. The quality of light, the wide expanses, the high mountains, animals that inhabit the landscape: these speak to me as no
other landscape on earth can. Every time I look at the land, I see something new.
Exploration of color is my my eternal fascination. In this I feel a kinship with Monet, Matisse, Pollock, Rothko and Louis. The western landscape provides me the perfect opportunity to explore color.
For the past 20 years, most of my paintings' themes have centered on landscapes of the American West and to a much lesser extent, figure drawings created during the live model weekly drawing sessions at Third Street Arts in Albuquerque.
Borders, boundaries, edges, and the places where things meet have been constants in my work since I picked up a pencil. In nature, this is the most obvious place where two disparate elements meet – the crest of the mountains against the sky, a tree interrupting the vastness of the plains, the faintest tracks of wildlife on the edges of an arroyo.
30th Annual ArtsThrive! Exhibition & Benefit for the Albuquerque Museum - Timed Auction
Artwork on view to the public through December 6, 2020
Timed Auction begins October 24th. Bidding ends November 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm MST
Each item closes one minute apart till all pieces have closed. The auction features 350 original works of art, jewelry, and textiles.
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A bit about the ethos of the paintings. I've reached an age where I can look back and reflect on all the artwork I have created since I told the world at age 11, “I am an artist.” My isolation during COVID-19 has given me the opportunity to wander through thousands of slides and photos I’ve taken of landscapes and other scenes since the 1970s. In doing this, I noticed that I haven’t used human or animal models in my paintings for a very long time. I'm reexamining images that I painted previously to figure out what worked. I've also discovered images that resonate with me now, that didn't captivate me originally. Additionally, my skills have improved since the 1970s. Even so, I am still learning how to manipulate paint.
Fantasy Art + Fine Art + More My new shop is coming soon!
I have always made art that fell outside of the Fine Art category. The concept pieces I made during The Pewter Years (ca. 1979-1994) have been given new life by adding color and transitioning to new media, but whimsey never grows old. Some of that menagerie have now escaped to entertain a whole new generation. I present them here, some humorous, some silly, and some more of a high fantasy bent - but all here for your enjoyment, TOO.
In the DennisLibertyToo shop you will find affordably priced artworks that fit into multiple categories of themes, styles and mediums. You will be able to buy original artwork like Sculpture Wands (my latest creations), as well a variety of products for home and living, wall art, and other accessories. My team is working on branching out to apparel, and that section will be up and running sometime in 2021.
I make art. My tiny team will help you with everything else including answering your questions.They may not be able to respond to you immediately because they have day jobs. Thanks in advance for your patience.