Bandelier Welcomes Final Artist in Residence for the 2018 Season

Larry Hughes

Bandelier Welcomes Final Artist in Residence for the 2018 Season  

Bandelier National Monument welcomes the third and final Artist in Residence of the 2018 season, Larry Hughes. Hughes is a Memphis-based artist working primarily in watercolor, drawing media, and oil. With roots in Arizona and California, his primary artistic interests are western wilderness areas, particularly National Parks, the Sonoran Desert and northern New Mexico, where he hikes trails to create art used to support later studio work.  

A passionate conservationist, Hughes sees art not only as a pure aesthetic expression, but also as an opportunity to celebrate natural splendor.  His works hangs in numerous collections and include representational and landscape inspired abstract work. 

If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint but can’t draw a straight line or are anxious about working with unforgiving watercolors or would like to hear how an artist connects to Bandelier, come meet Hughes and he’ll demonstrate how watercolor paints itself. You can meet Hughes from 11:30 a.m. ‒ 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 in Frijoles Canyon, around the visitor center or on the Main Loop Trail.

For information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505-672-3861 x 517 or visit, on Facebook, BandelierNPS.