Bitter Water Springs

Beverly Blacksheep

Bitter Water Springs, Paintings by Beverly  Blacksheep
  • Blacksheep painting
  • Navajo painting
Marked Down $485.00
Gallery Price $850.00
Title
Bitter Water Springs
Artist
Beverly Blacksheep
Medium
Gouache on paper
Sight size
26" height X 14" width
Frame
Single paper mat, regular glass, copper colored sectional metal molding
Frame size
32 1/4" height X 20 1/4" width
Signed
"Blacksheep ©" at viewer's right below her shawl
Date of creation
Circa 1996
Condition
Excellent (art). Mat is in need of care.
Provenance
MU, an avid art collector west of Phoenix, acquired in March 1996
About The Bitter Water Springs

Navajo mother, daughter and spotted dog stand below a stylized tree with blue birds in flight above them. Forgot to mention the baby bunny at lower left.

About Beverly Blacksheep

(Born circa 1965) Blacksheep's Navajo last name is Geneha.  Both her mother and her grandmother were rug weavers, while her father worked in leather.

After attending the University Northern Arizona, Blacksheep pursued work as an interior designer, an illustrator and finally a fine art painter working in gouache.  She was chosen poster artist for the Gallup Ceremonial in 1994 at which time her painting called Moonlight Harmony was featured.

Many of her paintings are about Navajo women and their relationships with their mothers.  Her work has been labeled "traditional contemporary" in Dr. Lester's book The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters.

Cultures

American Indian, Navajo, Women Artists

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians, Dogs Cats

Keywords

Beverly Blacksheep, Blacksheep painting, Navajo painting