Artist

Jakki Kouffman
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jakki Kouffman manipulates paint in much the same way the the whirling desert wind shapes the land around her. The Sante Fe landscape painter integrates Fauvist accents with a great eye for color, all of which shepherds the viewer toward a vivid daydream of howling New Mexico winds. Her long-term series of acrylics is called “Rivers, Mountains and Sea,” and it portrays the idea of resistance and change in the land through bold colors, striking textures and sweeping gestures.

Artist and Customer Comments


Jakki Kouffman 2/26/2016 | 3:26 PM

Denise, I so appreciate your taking a moment to compliment my plein air painting "Early Spring, Gusty Wind!!" It is an honor to have been selected to show with UGallery and I am delighted to hear that you support the decision of the UGallery staff to feature my work. Thanks again!

Denise 2/26/2016 | 3:04 PM

I have seen the plein air work and is wonderful. Congratulations! The staff made a good choice:)

Rio Grande, Fall Wind, Bright Leaves
by JAKKI KOUFFMAN


Acrylic painting on paper
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2012

12" h x 9" w 
0 lbs. 1 oz.

$525


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The Rio Grande flows south and west in New Mexico beneath towering cliffs that only rarely allow bursts of light on the riparian growth below. On this fall day the rabbit brush displayed brilliant yellow and orange; a stark contrast to the buff-grey cliffs, sand-colored scree and camouflage green conifers. I have painted this scene often, I am always reminded of the rare privilege of bright color that astounds and inspires the eye. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display. 

Acrylic painting

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