Marise Riddell






live outside DC,  but for fifteen years have lived for two months during

the Summer in Taos. My 
work is influenced by the environment of the

wildwest, the spirit of New Mexico and the mixed Spanish, Pueblo Indian

and Anglo cultures that inhabit the area. The history of New Mexico and

the magical scenery and brilliant light have brought artists and musicians

to the high dessert for generations.

Even though Taos is a small community, it has an international and cross

cultural attitude. People from all over the world come there to experience

the music, art and culture. 

The experience of this plethora of sights, sounds and smells is what

influences my works.