Margi Lucena

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New Mexico pastel artist Margi Lucena is inspired by the light and color of the southwest landscape. Her intimate works convey an honest admiration for all corners of Northern New Mexico. Painted mostly en plein air, Margi’s work details the characteristic qualities of light and shadow in the New Mexico landscape throughout all four seasons--the thin cold of winter and the lush heat of summer. She rapidly captures the shape of cool color in canyon shadows and the brevity of warm highlights on the edges of chamisa plants and cacti.