Hi! Check out our favorite artist D.Larue Mahlke’s work. She is new to OGSB, and we are honored to have her as our Fine Artist.
About D. LaRue Mahlke
Mahlke is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a Signature Member of the American Tonalist Society, Master Signature member of American Women Artists, and an Out-of-State-Artist member of the California Art Club. She is represented by Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Crested Butte, Colorado, R.S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, Studio Gallery in Waco, Texas, and Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts in Mt. Carmel, Utah. She teaches workshops throughout the country, most recently in Fredericksburg, Texas, and at the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming.
My Texas Gallery, R. S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, has a nice selection of my work, many being offered 10-20% off through August. You can see the work here and on my website.
“Down Red Grade” 9 x 12, is a part of the permanent collection of The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, WY. It was painted (charcoal wash technique) and drawn in charcoal from reference gathered during my Artist Residency at the museum in 2018 and purchased at the AIR fine art show at the museum in September 2019.
“While traveling up Red Grade Road to explore the Bighorn mountains, there were a number of cowgirls herding the cattle off the mountain, taking them to lower pastures for the coming winter months. It was a memorable experience and worthy of a painting!”
“Connectivity” is my largest pastel painting to date, 36 x 48 painted on a handmade pumice board. The thermal pools in Yellowstone inspired this piece. As I observed the abstract shapes and simplicity of design, I kept thinking about how these pools are all connected, and part of the volcanic activity in that area. These pools are just glimpses of what’s really going on underneath the surface.”
In 2013 I was invited to participate in The West Select, a fine art show and sale at the Phoenix Art Museum. My pastel painting, Connectivity won two major awards and was purchased by the Tia Collection in Santa Fe. It is available to loan to museums throughout the world by the Tia Collection. The museum shot is from the Phoenix Art Museum where it was shown in 2013.
Being new to East Texas I was inspired by my new home outside of town. Part of that was having some new friends at OGSB Authors and featuring my work on their blog! I invite you to follow my website too and sign up for my newsletter there. You can also follow on Instagram.
If you are interested in taking a class or a workshop, please contact me.
I am putting together classes for the Fall/ Winter in drawing, pastel painting, and outdoor painting/drawing for all mediums.