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Peggy Hoffman has been involved with art and gardens all of her life. She grew up on a Florida farm and has always found digging in the dirt relaxing. It also inspires her art work as nature is a recurring theme in her oil paintings. Peggy has a delicate touch and her subtle use of color imparts a feeling of peace.

To learn more about Peggy and see samples of her work, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503.

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Marilyn Payne grew up in a small logging town, Sweet Home, which is at the eastern edge of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  After graduating from Willamette University she worked as a property manager for several years then moved to San Diego. After a 38 year long career at a prominent computer software and hardware company the next move was to Austin, Texas.  She retired from corporate America two years ago, and now loves living ...


Through the years Cherie Gamboa took classes in oil painting, flower arranging and drawing, but it wasn't until she moved to Las Cruces that she started beading and taking metal classes at NMSU and Santa Fe. She has been inspired by the New Mexico culture and history, it's earth toned colors mixed with the reds and oranges of the sunsets and flowers. This inspiration has led to amazing work with copper.

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Sherwood Hoffman who we all know as "Woody" is appropriately named. When he isn't traveling, he spends his time with his lathe woodturning, He enjoys using various woods for the variety of colors and patterns they offer to create a wide array of wood products.  Woody is also a photographer. We have him to thank for many of the photos of artwork  that you can see on http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-In-the-Garden-Tour-Picacho-Hills/164722683574503. To learn more ...


Jan Harrison is one busy lady. She is co-chair of Artists of Picacho Hills and she is always involved in some type of class. It must come from her elementary teaching background. When Jan isn't teaching a class herself, she is organizing one. She finds people with interesting techniques and persuades them to come to Las Cruces to teach a class. If that isn't enough, when the opportunity arises, she is off across the country ...


 
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