Anne Littlewolf is a transplanted New Mexican who has always been in love with Colorado's splendor. As someone absolutely crazy about horses, Littlewolf enjoys working to help people communicate with and enjoy their horses more fully. It is a good way to stay grounded in the basics and frequent mountain trail rides provide inspiration and ideas for more paintings. Additionally, studying the Native American way of life has provided a great deal to think about and work into new material.
While having little formal training, it has been a great privilege to be able to work with such notables as Tim Cox, Gerald Farm, Gary Roller and Donovan Begay. These friends have given valuable help when things got puzzling. Since oil painting is a very old technique, it is a wonderfully flexible, forgiving and challenging medium. It gives an artist room to expand and explore a whole realm of possibilities. The artists Littlewolf admires most are Rembrandt, who broke all the established rules and yet remains probably the foremost classical painter, Wilson Hurley, whose skill at capturing light and clouds is unmatched, and Robert "Shoofly" Shufelt, who is the undisputed master of the pencil.
Having come here to Gunnison just over two years ago, Littlewolf thoroughly loves the mountains and all the neat places to visit, and finds the Gunnison openness to art refreshing. In most communities, if you're an artist, people kind of look at you funny as if you've got something seriously wrong with you - or maybe you really are weird. But in Gunnison, if you're not an artist, people kind of look at you funny (in a wonderful way). It's good to see that kind of receptivity. Littlewolf's life here is shared with four incredibly hardworking, very special horses, two dogs, two cats and a special trail partner who gives depth and meaning to life. Littlewolf has a daughter in Maryland who is an accomplished artist in her own right, and another daughter, a student in New Mexico, who is showing some interest in art as well.
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