23 Jan Art Fusion Radio #41
Broadcasting LIVE at Artisan Santa Fe: Art Fusion: Live radio program on KVSF 101.5 FM, Thursdays, Noon to 1 PM. This week: Artist Madeleine Durham & Singer/Songwriter Catherine Lamoreux
About Madeleine Durham:
Madeleine Durham is an abstract painter from Santa Fe. A native New Mexican, she comes to painting by way of her work as an archival paper designer for fine book binders, collage artists, and calligraphers. Madeleine’s style has a tranquil quality that is strikingly unique. She has developed her own technique which sprang from a moment of inspiration in her studio one cold winter day many years ago. Her papers and paintings are all created using Arches Text Wove and Japanese Kozo papers. Her art is in public and private collections around the world. Recently she was invited to show her papers in the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She also offers a beautiful line of wall art which she shows through the Santa Fe Society of Artists in downtown Santa Fe.
As an artist and musician born into a family of the same, I relate to the wellspring of the distinct vitality found in Santa Fe and I feel fortunate to capture even a tiny fragment of its complex qualities in my creations. Rich colors and lively shapes of the high desert are my inspiration, as are the spaces between the mountains and the sky that are evident in New Mexico’s meandering and vibrant horizons. My work often mirrors patterns found in nature such as alluvial fans and river deltas. I have a proclivity towards processes which are imbued with magic. Although I work with deliberation, my approach is analogous to improvisation and I look forward to offering my technique soon as performance art and workshops. I approach painting as I would approach hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. The studio is filled with the potential of facing one’s inner wild animals and every day I experience passion, heartbreak, joy, resistance and ultimately surrender.
Welcoming commissions, Madeleine can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Catherine Lamoreux:
Catherine is a home grown Santa Fean, whose family was and still is a big part of the music scene in NM. She has been writing music and performing for many years, with a style that ranges from gospel to jazz. Most of her music has a message that she shares from life experience, and focuses on a positive outlook.