Donna Clair

Southwest Contemporary Artist

WORD PAINTINGS #141 – GUATEMALA 1991 PART II – EASTER SUNDAY IN CHICHICASTENANGO

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“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep”. Remembering that day in 1956 when teachers Ms. Schaefer and Ms. Flynn regaled my Spanish class with colorful stories of their trip to Guatemala. Their excitement about spending Easter Sunday in an exotic-sounding place called Chichicastenango was joyful!!! Chills, goosebumps, their excitement was […]

WORD PAINTINGS #140 – GUATEMALA 1991 – SEMANA SANTA PART I

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February 1991 – Listening to Joseph the Starwatcher while painting my Taos studio, I heard an ad from the Center for Anthropological Studies announcing a group trip through Guatemala. Having just sold a large canvas at my Santa Fe gallery, I thought “Aha, this is my chance to get some good photographs for a new […]

WORD PAINTINGS #139 – A MAGPIE FUNERAL ON SANTISTEVAN LANE

  WORD PAINTINGS #139 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life) A MAGPIE FUNERAL ON SANTISTEVAN LANE 29 October 2023 (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) – 3AM Friday – Moonshadows on the wall in my bedroom – the Hunter’s Moon.  Lifted the shade and the brilliant orb, low on the horizon […]

WORD PAINTINGS #138 – METAMORPHOSIS

WORD PAINTINGS #138  (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned about Art and Life)- METAMORPHOSIS …..   “Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life,the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’ Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell […]

WORD PAINTINGS #137 – SEPTEMBER SONG

WORD PAINTINGS #137 (How I Came to New Mexico and Learned About Art and Life) – SEPTEMBER SONG                  SEPTEMBER SONG (Vadito, New Mexico) – http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-donna-clair.html?page=1 1 September 1939 – The infamous day in history when Hitler invaded Gdansk, Poland.  Joined Ancestry last year and found that many of my relatives were born and lived […]

WORD PAINTINGS #136 – ART GODS AND LIFE ARROWS

      HOLY FAMILY WITH FOUR SAINTS AND A FEMALE DONOR – Antonio Rimpata 1509-1531 WORD PAINTINGS # 136 (How I Came to New Mexico and learned about Life and Art)  28 August 2023 – Art Gods and Life Arrows ! Reunion! How amazing that this image came back into my life after I saw the […]

WORD PAINTINGS #135 – STORMY WEATHER

WORD PAINTINGS #135 (How I came to New Mexico and Learned about Life and Art)   19 August 2023 (Llano Quemado, New Mexico) –  Remnants of a HURRICANE are headed our way!  The outer bands of rain are predicted for sometime tomorrow. The last major storm headed through Mexico and the California Coast 84 years […]

WORD PAINTINGS #134 – DREAMS OF DISTANT PLACES!

13 July 2023 (Llano Quemado, New Mexico)  As I approached the bedroom window this morning my little red fox streaked by in her hurry to go places! A huge layer of dark storm clouds hung over the distant mountains called Tres Orejas.  Across West Romero Road my neighbor released his flock of doves for their […]

WORD PAINTINGS #133 – WILDERNESS GATE

Word Paintings #133 (How I Came to New Mexico and learned about Art and Life) – WILDERNESS GATE 3 June 2023 – A peaceful sunny Saturday morning. Waking up from one of my “fugues” again, preparing to start early today.  Always feel a little guilty once I come out of this form of hibernation.  Some […]

WORD PAINTINGS #132 – ITS RAINING MEN!!

  WORD PAINTINGS # 132 (How I came to New Mexico and learned about Art and Life – ITS RAINING MEN!! 13 May 2023 – First thing Monday Morning Sheriff Montoya knocked on my door with some ominous-looking papers in his hand.  Whew – he wasn’t looking for me! Wrong house and got back into […]