Sharon Rutherford

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Oil Painting

After spending over 30 years in the U.S Diplomatic Service, I retired and returned to New Mexico to pursue my art. For many of my pieces, I have chosen portraits of people from my time in Africa where I was inspired by the wonderful Masaai in Kenya, the Tauregs from Niger and in New Mexico, the Native Americans who have given so much to the culture of New Mexico.

New Mexico provides a beautiful back drop with its vibrant colors, important history and the contributions of several cultures to its buildings and people