The young woman approached Romona Youngquist, during an art show in Scottsdale, Arizona, and asked for her autograph. A little surprised, but pleasantly so, Youngquist obliged. “How the hell did you hear about me?” she blurted out.
Youngquist was one of those three artists, and the young woman had chosen her and her work for the assignment. “She was copying my paintings to see how I do things,” Youngquist says, adding that it probably was a tough assignment, because “it’s hard to explain how I do things; I just do them.”
“With this painting I’m hoping viewers will forget their problems and go back in time. No one has time to really see the beauty around them anymore. My job is to bring back the feelings of nostalgia.”
Crisp Late Autumn Air
“This painting was inspired by the central Oregon high desert autumn. I don’t paint often in the high desert, but I couldn’t resist the light and autumn air.”