Paintings by Ray Wolf and Photography by Phil Gruis

Rottenstone Pottery will be showcasing the work of two local artists, and longtime friends, through May and June. New abstract expressionist paintings in acrylic and mixed media by Ray Wolf, a returning featured artist whom we’ve hosted several shows for in the past, will be on display along with the wildlife and landscape photography of Phil Gruis.

“My painting is an engagement of paint and canvas. Intuition is the thing. It’s spontaneous, never calculated.” – Ray Wolf

“I’m a former newspaper editor and writer turned poet who, upon moving to Taos in 2011, suddenly got serious about my lifelong hobby of taking photos.

Over the sprawl of years I’ve pointed ever-better lenses at the wildflowers, tarns and fourteeners around Boulder, Colorado … the deep, wet forests of Washington State … the wild icy splendor around my way-off-the-grid home near Glacier National Park in Montana … and the hulking grizzlies and jagged peaks of the West Kootenay, a Shangri-La in southeastern British Columbia.

Now I stalk the Rio Grande gorge, and the mesas, mountains and other wonders of Northern New Mexico.” – Phil Gruis