25"h x 17"w pastel- gold leaf frame
Hidden Beauty is a pastel of Lucky (Elias Jackson) Baldwin's house, a prime example of a Queen Anne Victorian home and located at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.
Lucky who lived from 1828 to 1909, made his fortune from mining and well-known for founding the Santa Anita Park racetrack. Having been married four times, Lucky was quite the character. It is assumed this cottage was built as a honeymoon gift to his 4th wife, sixteen-year-old Lillie Bennett. Yet they separated in 1885 after one year of marriage, which then the house was converted into a memorial to his third wife, Jennie Dexter.
So today I have been packing to ship the painting to Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico, for the Pastel Society of New Mexico's Signature Members Exhibition & Sale. The show will be on display from May 21st to June 27th, with the reception on Saturday, May 22 from 2 to 5 PM. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but do hope many will enjoy my art.
The Museum is located at 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, Taos, New Mexico and opened daily from 10AM to 5PM.