Linda Kaiser Watercolors
exhibited in February, 2007

       Watercolor "is a liquid, fluid language," according to Florence painter Linda Kaiser. "It can be delicate and soft or bold and dramatic. Techniques of watercolor painting are often challenging and rewarding at the same time. To me, the process of painting is a reflection of the artist, and is as important as the finished product."

       February was a fitting month to showcase Kaiser's artworks, a season when migrant birds return to the Arboretum seeking native chuparosa, penstemons and other red flowers. Birds, such as the Gambel's Quail below and flowers in glorious full bloom are recurring themes of her work.

       "My journeys with the paintbrush have led me to a new way of looking at life around me. Painting is my connection with the spirit of nature, where I can create a snapshot of the living desert, animals, and nature's architecture. Nature provides a never-ending source of inspiration. My life in the Sonoran desert is often reflected in my paintings."

       "My greatest reward is to see the effect of my creations from another person’s perspective... I hope that the viewer and I find similar rewards on our journey; art puts all of us in a better place."

       Kaiser is a self-taught watercolorist who has created a memorable body of work since she began painting in 2002. "My art adventure began when I read a “How to Paint With Watercolors” book that professed the simplicity of watercolor painting. I couldn’t resist attempting to create patterns, forms, and colors that I so admired on my visits to galleries and museums -- I was hooked," she recalls.

Pieces in the show were original watercolors double-matted, framed 16-by-20 inches and priced from $125 to $200. Prints were available for purchase; for details about commissioned works email, or contact her by phone at 520-868-9089.

       Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located at Highway 60 milepost #223, just three miles west of the town of Superior - a drive of about one hour east of
Phoenix or two hours from Tucson ( take Oracle Road North to Highway 79 past Florence to Highway 60, then East for another 12 miles).
Monthly exhibits may be seen at our Visitors Center gallery daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during Fall and Winter months (Summer hours 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the Visitor Center where the gallery is found. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12. Annual memberships at the Arboretum begin at $45, and include a year's access, guest passes for your friends and family, along with many other benefits. A membership may be purchased in the gift shop on the day of your visit. To review other recent gallery shows from...

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