Bill Monthan - Pastels & Oils
Having lived in the Southwest for most of my life, I have developed a passion for the lighting, the beautiful skies and the cultural sites that make this part of the country so unique. My current mediums of interest are oil painting and pastels, focusing on the design, composition and the lighting of my subject.
New Mexico has been my home for the past 34 years. I was involved and exposed to art as a young boy under the tutelage of my parents, Guy and Doris Monthan, an artist, designer, and writer team, who collaborated on books and publications about Native American Art. From 1970 to 77 I studied all mediums offered, at Northern Arizona University . However, as many artists experience, it can be difficult to raise a family relying only on art sales so I entered the Healthcare field in 1977. When I retired from healthcare in 2012 I focused on restarting my artistic interests/career.
Since my return to the art field I have been accepted into a number of juried shows and tours such as Alameda Studio Tour, Corrales Art Studio Tour, Art Corrales Fine Arts Show, Encantada Painting Exhibition, and the Old Church Fine Arts Show. Currently showing work at Yucca Art gallery in Old Town and at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.