👩🏿🎨 Women Artists 👩🏻🎨
“All my colors are nature’s own, and I put them together with a little glue, considerable pressure, and a great deal of imagination.” — Pansy Stockton 🌸
Pansy Stockton was born in Eldorado Springs, Colorado, where her parents, David and Jennie Ferguson, ran the Grand View Hotel. In 1918, she married Roscoe Stockton, a public school teacher, and they lived in Denver. Around 1920, Stockton began creating assemblage art to make realistic landscapes. Her medium was flora, and included hundreds of varieties of natural materials such as leaves, moss, fungi, grass, twigs, lichens, bark and ferns. Her favorite material was fluffy milkweed floss which she used for water, clouds, and snow. She called them “sun paintings” because the materials used got their color as they were drying and fading in the sunlight, and the finished pictures looked like paintings. The finished assemblage of natural materials were placed under glass and framed. In 1941, Stockton moved to Santa Fe and had numerous solo exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art. She was vibrant and full of life, often dressed in colorful Western outfits. In 1953, she became a national curiosity after appearing on the television show “This Is Your Life.” Check it out on YouTube! Link is in bio.
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