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Doretta Bendalin
Albuquerque, NM

About the Artist

At the age of twelve, after being particularly struck by a "Rousseau":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Rousseau painting at the "Museum of Modern Art":http://www.moma.org/ in New York, Doretta Bendalin knew she wanted to be an artist. She went on to study art at the University of Texas and earned her Master's from Pratt Institute in New York.

Her work is vibrant, warm and whimsical, featuring landscapes, still life, portraiture and figurative compositions.

Bendalin has studied under several well-known artists including "Charles Reid":http://www.charlesreidart.com/display/supplemen…

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About the Artist

At the age of twelve, after being particularly struck by a "Rousseau":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Rousseau painting at the "Museum of Modern Art":http://www.moma.org/ in New York, Doretta Bendalin knew she wanted to be an artist. She went on to study art at the University of Texas and earned her Master’s from Pratt Institute in New York.

Her work is vibrant, warm and whimsical, featuring landscapes, still life, portraiture and figurative compositions.

Bendalin has studied under several well-known artists including "Charles Reid":http://www.charlesreidart.com/display/supplementalpages/biography.cfm, "Dong Kingman":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dong_Kingman and "Millard Sheets":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millard_Sheets. Her work can be seen at galleries and institution across the Southwest and has won numerous awards, including several Juror’s Awards from the New Mexico Watercolor Society, where she is a signature member.

Artist’s Work

The final curtain
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the final curtain

By Doretta Bendalin

The opening
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the opening

By Doretta Bendalin

Two roads diverged
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two roads diverged

By Doretta Bendalin

Bedtime
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Bedtime

By Doretta Bendalin

Santa fe flowers
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Santa Fe Flowers

By Doretta Bendalin

Delaney ii
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Delaney II

By Doretta Bendalin

Woman with flowers
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woman with flowers

By Doretta Bendalin

Judy and tony
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judy and tony

By Doretta Bendalin

Delaney 2
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Delaney

By Doretta Bendalin

Woman with leaves 3 2
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woman with leaves 3

By Doretta Bendalin

Woman with leaves 2
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woman with leaves 2

By Doretta Bendalin

Woman in clouds
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woman in clouds

By Doretta Bendalin

Woman on red couch
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woman on red couch

By Doretta Bendalin

Madison and delaney
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madison and delaney

By Doretta Bendalin

Bosque del apache
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Bosque del Apache

By Doretta Bendalin

The point
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The Point

By Doretta Bendalin

The worlds a circle
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the world's a circle

By Doretta Bendalin

Judy
Woman with leaves
Doretta bendalin

woman with leaves

By Doretta Bendalin

Winding river
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Winding River

By Doretta Bendalin

Selected Exhibitions

  • Masterworks of New Mexico
    Albuquerque,NM, 2001
  • New Mexico Watercolor Society
    Albuquerque, NM, 2000
  • National Watercolor Society
    San Diego, CA, 1998

Press and Accolades

  • El Paso Times
    March 30, 1999

Education

  • Pratt Institute,
    New York, NY 
  • University of Texas, BA
    Austin, Texas