Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Settings of Paradise

Jessie Arms Botke was an artist who created bold and decorative paintings, with a predilection for exotic white birds in settings of paradise. She and her artist husband sometimes collaborated — much of the time "leaning heavily on each other for advice, criticism, and encouragement" — basically describing the working relationship of my artist wife and myself.
Jessie Arms Botke — White Peacock (Romance of Eld) — 1931

Jessie Arms Botke — Sulphur Crested Cockatoos — 1942

Jessie Arms Botke — Demoiselles Cranes and Lotus — 1934


Annie said...

These are beautiful; and I enjoyed reading the quote about collaboration, and your tribute to your wife and your working relationship.

Mom LaVigne said...

I love her paintings, and how do you tell if the paintings are authentic or a remake.