SERENADING THE LIGHT
Painters of the Desert Southwest
Text by David Clemmer
Publisher: Schenck Southwest Publishing
First edition, hardback, 2003, 115 pages, over 80 artists represented
“Serenading the LIght celebrates a collection of works, mostly of New Mexican artists of the early twentieth century. Nearly twenty years in the making, this compilation includes most of the names always associated with this time and place, but it also goes beyond those names to include masterful works by others not so well known.
“Collections are built in many ways and though there is no handbook for this type of pursuit, it seems that the best, most honest collections are built from passion. Bill Schenck’s passion in this endeavor shines through. His keen eye for strong composition, solid draftsmanship, bold strokes, and luscious paint make this collection exceptional.”