(by Pepper Wagner)
After traveling a few miles on dirt roads that crisscross the open desert of the Mojave, I arrived at Tina Bluefield's home studio. Pulling into her drive, I couldn't help noticing her cabin's unique architecture and welcoming desert landscape. I knew instinctively this was the home of someone special. Bluefield's studio is well lit with the natural desert light through large windows. It was her desert landscape paintings that caused me to pause. It was like she had captured the heart, soul and essence of our beloved desert and concentrated it onto the canvases, bring all your senses alive.
"Early Light," oil on linen. 8 x 10 inches
Bluefield has traveled the world extensively and lived and studied art in Colorado. After a decade of designing passive solar homes in Colorado, she bought a homestead cabin in the Joshua Tree area in California and began renovating it in 2006. She added her passive solar studio, where she paints her exquisite desert landscapes and inspiring colorful abstracts. As you walk into her home studio, you can feel a true artist's energy.
"Red Square 9," oil on canvas. 8 x 8 inches.