Colorful maps always place the subject of the painting in context. The paintings here with the map of New Mexico show both the place names, such as Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Ruidoso, Taos and Abiquiu, New Mexico with rodeo cowboys who call this place home. These paintings begin with the printing of the New Mexico map on Arches Watercolor paper. The painting, “Trail Rider,” combines a vintage 1903 Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper with the image of a traditional cowhand.