Carole LaRoche captures a world of natural magic in every bright image she paints. Her birds, animals and people glow from within. Their still, vulnerable faces reflect their inner souls, conjuring up angels, oracles, and shamans. Her Canyon Road gallery has long been a favored destination in Santa Fe. Her work faithfully reflects her artistic exuberance, romance, and spirituality of this trendsetting yet ancient city.
LaRoche’s paintings are instantly recognizable because of the impact of their glorious color and strong composition. Their powerful graphic presence is communicated with timeless clarity.
Carole LaRoche Gallery hosts a wide range of visitors, all of whom respond to the art on their own terms. From casual tourist to experienced collector, each person is drawn to the compelling subjects and to the sheer excellence of LaRoche’s work. The spirit of the earth, sun and moon is present in every frame.
LaRoche has been an artist since she was a young woman, attending art school and collecting African sculpture. She found the ideas of the academic world confining, so after acquiring the basic technical skills that any artist must begin with, she moved to New Mexico and set out on her own. Her creative spirit soared in the Santa Fe skies. She became one of the best-known artists on Canyon Road.
Carole LaRoche has watched her work enter countless public and private collections all over America and in Europe and Asia. Her art is available only through her Canyon Road Gallery. She is known for her astonishing range of mediums, producing large canvases, mixed media, pastel, and acrylic on paper, monotype and collage. Her signed and numbered limited edition serigraph and Iris/giclee prints round out her remarkable repertoire. - Susan Deats