description –RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE MONUMENT AT PILAR is a dramatic panorama view of Northern New Mexico high desert location. Dark, yet colorful dramatically lighted subject is at once breathtakingly beautiful and eerie! I paint here often and live nearby. The specific location in the painting is a favorite rafting and hiking area for visitors and locals and is proximate to Taos, New Mexico, my home and studio location. My paintings and prints record an enjoyment of travel and of interesting locations. I approach each one spontaneously, yet put in a great amount of detail.