Donna Clair

Southwest Contemporary Artist


ONCE UPON A TIME in a place called Llano Quemado (suburban Truchas, New Mexico), I lived on a horse ranch high in the mountains overlooking the Espanola Valley.  One spring a man from Santa Fe brought five pregnant mares to board at the ranch,  along with a “How to Foal” instruction book.  My favorite was a huge white Arabian named Radiant Wind.  Away from the main ranch house there was a horse barn and a small apartment attached to the foaling stall.  Late one night I watched her give birth to a beautiful black colt…what joy!
“Almost Home” – (30″x30″ Original Oil on Fine Artist’s Canvas – framed in gold with linen liner) is the view from the edge of the small village of Rio Chiquito.  From that little back road I would reconnect with the Truchas highway — home to the ranch, usually at sunset.
Now being exhibited at MC LARRY FINE ART GALLERY, 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, N.M. (505) 988-1161.

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