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ALETA PIPPIN




The Light Within

30" x 30" oil on linen
$3500



Rich and Flowing Color

48" x 36" oil on linen
$5500



Daybreak

40" x 40" oil on linen
$5500



First Light

30" x 40" oil on linen
$4200


Aleta Pippin has been creating art since she could hold a pencil or crayon. At the age of four, she was drawing horses. By the time she was a teenager she was drawing figures and creating posters for school. Then her life took a turn to marriage, having children, and working.

Creating takes many forms and for Pippin, it took the form of business. In 1984 (sold in 2008), Pippin founded her company, Front Office Business Centers in Houston, Texas. "Business," exclaims Pippin, "is creating, the same as creating a painting. It’s first having a vision that excites, then considering that vision long enough to be inspired, focusing long enough for the inspiration to move you into passionate action, holding the vision until the action manifests into a business. That’s basically the same with creating a piece of art."

Pippin is considered a self-taught artist. She attended classes with various local artists to learn how to use paint, but it wasn’t until she made the personal journey into self-discovery that the style of her paintings took form. She continues with that journey, recognizing that artistic growth takes a willingness to be introspective and to try new imagery.

Pippin continues to paint her high energy and high key paintings; a tribute to the beauty and the vibrational impact that color imparts coupled with the emotional translation of the music moving through her as she paints.


ARTIST STATEMENT

“My paintings are about energy (vibration), color, and freedom. They are a spontaneous expression, flowing freely through me. When I'm in the zone of freely expressing, I'm deeply involved in the evolution of the paintings, acting as a vessel through which the energy is flowing. When the painting is completed, I stand back to view it and become very excited to see the amazing color, energy of marks, and overall feeling of the piece.

I use both oil and acrylic paints and mediums to achieve the effect of layers, vibrant color, and high energy. My goal with each painting is to impart a feeling of appreciation, joy, and energy. When collectors view my pieces, I would like them to stand in front of each painting and view it with an open mind, accepting each for the unique world expressed.

I feel fortunate to live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, an area of abundant sunshine, clear blue sky, and a crisp mountain outline against the horizon. These characteristics are inspiring and influential to my artwork.

It is gratifying to have viewers/collectors express how beautiful the paintings and how they are touched by the color, energy, and imagery.”

Careers Prior to and Including Current

2011 Founded Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 Co-Founded Pippin Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1984-2008 Founded Front Office Business Centers, Houston, Texas. Sold 2008.

Entrepreneurial-Related Awards

2000 Working Woman Magazine Regional Award - Overcoming Obstacles in Business

1995-1996 Selected to list of 50 largest women-owned businesses in Houston, Texas

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Spontaneous Combustion, Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011 The Energy of Color, The Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2011 Perpetual Motion, Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010 Path of Exploration, Pippin Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009 48 Inches...a World of Possibility, Pippin Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008 High Flight (visual interpretation of Gillespie McGee's poem), Pippin Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2007 New Work, Pippin Meikle Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 Landscapes of the Mind, Artistas de Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 All that Glitters, Artistas de Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001 Courtyard Gallery, Idyllwild, California

Group Exhibitions

2012 Small Works, Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 Vivacity, Wallspace, Los Angeles, California

2012 What's This Journey About? Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 15 Women Strong, Syd Entel Gallery, Clearwater, Florida

2012 Choices, Benefit for YWCA Capital Campaign, The Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2012 Fine Art Dealers Association LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California

2011 Grand Opening, Pippin Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010 The Cameron Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2010 The Art of Color, Adagio Galleries, Palm Desert, California

2010 All Gallery Artists Group Show, The Howell Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2010 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009 Adagio Galleries, Palm Desert, California

2009 Brandon Michael Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2009 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008 Open Hands Benefit Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007 Open Hands Benefit Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007 ARTsmart Auction, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2006 The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, The Woodlands, Texas

2006 25th Season, Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Diane's, Memphis, Tennessee

2005 Artistas de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Collect 8, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Beaux Arts, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Bayou City Arts Festival, Memorial Park, Houston, Texas

2005 24th Season, Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005 Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 Grand Opening, Contemporary Design and Art Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

2004 Small Works, Artistas de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 Let the Season Begin, Artistas de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 23rd Season, Santa Fe Society of Artists, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Indian Wells, California

2003 Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire, Fountain Hills, Arizona

2002 Summerlin Art Festival, Summerlin, Nevada

2002 6th Annual San Carlos Spring Festival, Oakland, California

2002 NAPA 6th Annual International Exhibition - Invitational, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001 Art Alliance of Idyllwild 3rd Annual Members Show - Invitational, Idyllwild, California

1999 Bob Crutcher Gallery, Palm Desert, California

1996 Pipedreams, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1996 Pipedreams, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1996 ART 8 '96, Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Spring Exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995 Gallery 821, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Publications

2011 A Walk into Abstracts...How Did They Do That? by Sue St. John

2010 Cover - Bennington Review, Bennington College, Vermont

2010 Techniques & Styles Featuring 64 Visionary Artists by Nancy Reyner

2009 Art Journey New Mexico...104 Artist's Perspectives by Jill St. John

2008 Cover - Treatable and Beatable by Carolyn Gross

2007 17 Interviews with Seventeen Visual Artists by James Leonard-Amodeo

2005 Image - A Design Manual (4th Edition) by Shirley Brainard

2002 Image on Poster for 6th Annual San Carlos Spring Festival

Editorial Placements and Contributions

2012 Santa Fean Magazine, Show Preview

2012 Western Art & Architecture, Ones to Watch - Aleta Pippin featured by Michele Corriel

2012 Art Business News, The 10 Most Inspiring Cities by Jennifer Wood (quoted and image)

2012 What's This Journey About?, Albuquerque Journal, by Kate McGraw

2012 Image - Santa Fean Magazine, Preview What's This Journey About?

2012 Santa Fean Magazine, Studio Visits with Three Artists

2011 Artist Magazine, Artist Profile by Lisa Freeman

2011 Slice Magazine, Feel the Power by Steve McGill

2010 Florida Design Magazine, News & Reviews

2010 Santa Fean Magazine, Show Preview

2010 American Art Collector, Show Preview

2008 Focus/Santa Fe, Talent Will Not Be Denied by Robyn Jacob

2007 Index Images - Acrylic Revolution by Nancy Reyner

2006 Albuquerque Journal North (Sunday Edition), Beautiful Chaos by Kate McGraw

2005 Quoted - The Wall Street Journal, Weekend, Art with a Message: Buy this House by Kelly Crow

2004 Focus/Santa Fe: 2004, Colorful Abstractions by Emily Van Cleve

2003 Art Calendar Magazine, Focus, Attention and Results by Aleta Pippin

2003 Summerlin View, Abstract Artist Taking Work to Elementary School by Ellen Ziegler

2001 Idyllwild Town Crier, Belief in Self Leads to Success by Cary Boone

1995 Pasatiempo, Exotic Shapes Awaken Two Flatlander Artists by Lesley S. King

1995 Image - Santa Fe Reporter

1994/1995 Cover - The Houston Banner

Arts Education

1994-1996 Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Master Critique with Alex Shundi, Santa Fe, NM

1995 Master Class with Elizabeth Murray, The Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994 Master Class with Harley Brown, The Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona

1995 Drawing Workshop with Anthony Ryder, Valdez, Santa Fe, New Mexico