Western artist, Geri Dunn, will be on exhibit at the historic Union Hotel in Los Alamos from May 7 through August 2. Her precise realistic drawings in pencil are on display in the dining room and in the lobby of the hotel. The exhibit includes both original drawings and some giclees of horses, cowboys and riders in their saddles.
Formerly a resident of Santa Ynez Valley, and a California native, Geri Dunn and her husband now live in Texas. Drawing since she was 9 years old, Geri is greatly influenced by Robert “Shoofly Shufelt and Frank McCarthy. “All of my drawings are carefully thought out months before the pencil ever hits the paper,” say Dunn. A self-confessed dreamer, Geri strives to go beyond just the basic techniques of drawing, trying to convey the mood and feeling of the subject within. “I want my sensitivity and painstaking eye for detail to give my work a depth and dimension that is truly unique. Some of her drawings take 50 to 70 hours to execute.
Geri is actively involved with the San Benito Arts Council, Santa Ynez Valley Artists Guild, American Plains Artist Society, and Women Artists of the West. Her newest accomplishment, a source of pride for Ms. Dunn is her invitation to be a member of the Southwestern Premier Artists.
Geri Dunn’s art has been exhibited in numerous regional galleries, and has been displayed by invitation only in more than twenty outdoor festivals, including Arizona’s Western Heritage Showcase at the Pueblo Grande Museum and The Phippen Western Art Show & Sale.
There will be an opening reception to celebrate Geri Dunn’s art with wine and refreshment provided by the historic Union Hotel on Saturday, May 26th from 4-5 pm. The public is invited and there is no charge.