Life in Rural New Mexico

Carlitta Harvey

Carlitta Harvey has painted farm scenes since she was old enough to buy watercolors. Coming from four generations of farmers and marrying a cattle rancher, she loves the rural life and tries to replicate it in her oil paintings. As a young person, she lived on a farm and helped grow cotton, onions, and other crops. She became a landscape architect, studying horticulture and healing gardens. This knowledge allows her to capture the character of the crops she paints and to acknowledge the benefits of green and growing plants for the health of body and soul. Her realistic style attempts to document the beauty and abundance of the agricultural and cultural landscape of New Mexico from planting to harvest. She frequently creates her work en plein air outdoors on site. 

Please contact Carlitta Harvey for any art purchase. (575) 649-2634 • On Display - Dec. 16, 2022 - April 2, 2023

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