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Barbara Meikle

Santa Fe, NM |

Barbara Meikle, an Albuquerque native, grew up riding horses near the foothills of the Sandia Mountains along the Rio Grande. “I’ve been an artist my whole life, driven by my fascination for horses and other animals. I never thought of doing anything else.” Barbara loves to capture the shades and textures of rocky mesas and clay outcroppings with fuchsia, salmon, and amber. In her landscapes and animal paintings, sapphire skies contrast with champagne clouds over piñon-covered hills; bright pink donkeys collide with sage green mustangs.

“My painting style is ‘expressive impressionism.’ It’s impressionistic, but the color heightens that expression. It’s not natural color but emotional color. It’s how I feel about a subject or a place.”

Barbara earned a degree in painting and printmaking at the University of Denver, working in galleries in New York, Chicago, and Denver before returning to Santa Fe to devote herself to creating her own art. Barbara’s success allows her to give back to the animals she loves so much – she donates to animal shelters and equine rescue in New Mexico and Colorado.

SOLD. River Keeper, oil on canvas, 48 x 24, $6,000
SOLD. In the Shallows, Salt River, oil on canvas, 31.5 x 41.5, $5,500
Desert Sunrise, oil on canvas, 37.5 x 25.5, $4,000

Eye of the Storm, bronze, ed. 30, 13 x 34 x 12, $7,000
SOLD. A Sunny Spot, oil on canvas, 13.5 x 13.5, $1,300
Evensong, oil on canvas, 13.5 x 13.5, $1,300
SOLD. Salt River Buddies, oil on canvas, 13.5 x 17.5, $1,500
Salt River Play, oil on canvas, 17.5 x 13.5, $1,500
A Passing Storm, oil on canvas, 13.5 x 13.5, $1,300

Serape, oil on canvas, 13.5 x 17.5, $1,500

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