I started painting cacti when I was a student at UNC. I started painting them because I was so excited about my anticipated move to the Southwest. Twenty-four years later, I am still in New Mexico and still love painting these, as well as other colorful flowers and plants. For some reason, the cactus has become somewhat symbolic for me. It's beautiful here, but it hasn't been easy and I have had to find ways to thrive, sort of like the cactus in the desert.
©2010 Gayle Faucette Wisbon, Desert Bouquet. Original acrylic painting on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.