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Artist Rhoda Winters


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Biography


Rhoda grew up in Las Cruces, NM, where she would study the Organ Mountains from the front yard as a small child. Later on, she enjoyed hiking in those mountains, and in the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, where she and her family lived for 16 years. She moved back to Las Cruces in 2009.
 
Mrs. Winters earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from New Mexico State University in 1984, where she had been creating graphics for KWRG 22 and was drafting Archeological sites and creating artifact renderings for Cultural Resource Management Division. When her children joined a choir, they needed a backdrop for a musical. After creating that backdrop in 1998, she has been doing backdrops or murals along with paintings of landscapes, florals, and the occasional portrait.
 
She usually begins a painting plein air on location, or at least draws a sketch to catch the real height , proportion and perspective of the subject. Then she takes a photograph to capture the details so that she can finish the painting in the studio. Whether she is painting realistically or more abstractly, her work is consistently colorist. Having studied under Ken Barrick, she is also influenced by Peter Max, Maxfield Parrish and Vincent Van Gogh.Rhoda is a member of the Black Range Artists, and Artforms Artists of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of Southern New Mexico.
 
Education
New Mexico State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing, 1984
 
Awards
Second Best of Show, Southern New Mexico State Fair, 2010
First Place, Large Acrylic Paintings, Southern New Mexico State Fair, 2010
First Place, Small Acrylic Paintings, Southern New Mexico State Fair, 2010
Black Range Art Show, Third Place, August 2012
Black Range Art Show, Third Place, August 2015
 
Solo Exhibitions
El Paso Electric Gallery (Rio Grande Theatre) March 2015
Milagro Coffee, Fall 2013
Boudreau's Jewelers and Gallery, Fall 2011
 
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