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Dawnings: New Landscape Paintings by Doug West

, Aug 29, 2012

Contact: Denise Phetteplace
Phone: 505-954-9902
*Hi res images available upon request


New Mexico Landscapes by Southwest well-known, Doug West

His landscape paintings consistently capture the rare beauty of New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. [August 15, 2012] –Blue Rain Gallery is pleased to announce a show of new works, titled Dawnings, by landscape painter Doug West. The show will be on view at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe from September 28 – October 20, 2012 with an artist reception on Friday, September 28th from 5 – 7pm.

West paints us an enchanting southwest—mostly of New Mexico scenes—where light, shadow, and graphic imagery are used to create a strong sense of place. Compositional elements such as flowering cactus and chamisa frame the foreground of a painting where vast, sweeping desert meets sandstone cliffs and mesas. Dramatic sunsets explode through brilliant cloud patterns above a silhouetted landscape…One can only stand back and look in awe at the majesty he has projected onto his canvas. These are the triumphant, and unfettered makings of Doug West’s paintings. Do not miss an opportunity to witness these new works in person at Blue Rain Gallery!


About Blue Rain Gallery and Blue Rain Contemporary
The Blue Rain Gallery is committed to promoting work of the finest contemporary Native American and regional contemporary artists. Eclectic in nature, the gallery features an extraordinary collection of sculpture, paintings, glass art, pottery and jewelry. Blue Rain Gallery is located at 130 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. Blue Rain Contemporary is located at 4164 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone 505.954.9902 or 480.874.8110. For more information, visit the Blue Rain Gallery web site at