Etchings by southwest artist Winfrey Hearst from El Paso, TX. Please visit Winfrey's complete gallery as well as the galleries of Artists of the Southwest's other
outstanding work by southwestern artists. Thanks.
Etching a plate is an ongoing process of building up, scraping, burnishing, and returning a plate again and again to an acid bath.
Although much conscious effort can be put into the development of an image, the medium asserts itself, and unanticipated nuances, surprises, and changes develop
that are only revealed when the plate is printed. Pulling an impression from a new plate is like opening a gift.
I also enjoy working with pastel. This is a very immediate medium with lots of freedom.
Time spent in the deserts of the Southwest and the forests of Montana contribute to my love of nature and landscape.
Artist's Biographical Information
Winfrey Hearst is a native of El Paso, Texas, and received her degrees in both art and education at the University of Texas at El Paso. She later went on to further her study in ceramics at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, her study in printmaking at the Institute of Experimental Printmaking in Santa Cruz, California, and her study in education at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.
Her work has been included in the recent exhibitions Imprinted: Contemporary Printmaking at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe and Arts International at the International Museum of Art in El Paso. She exhibits her pastels and original prints regularly at the Patio Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
While living in Montana, she exhibited in Helena at the Montana Historical Society, the Archie Bray Foundation, and the Montana Gallery and Book Shoppe; in Kalispell at the Hockaday Art Center; and in Bozeman at the Ketterer Art Center. Her work
was included in the Governor's Salute to the Arts and A Show of Hands, a film on the arts in Montana produced by the Helena Arts Council.
Her etchings are in the permanent collections of the University of Texas at El Paso, the Montana Historical Society, and C.M. Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana.