Our Cover Artist
You could say third time's the charm for this month's cover artist, San Simon, Ariz., painter Jean Chandanais Bohlender — but her first and second appearances on our cover, in January 2008 and May 2012, were equally charming. Her works can be seen at the Seedboat Gallery in Silver City, where she will be featured in an exhibit in August, as well as at Bucko's on Railroad Avenue in Willcox, Ariz.
Bohlender, who started painting when she was 14 years old, paints in watercolor as well as oils, depicting subjects ranging from wildlife to landscapes to hard-working cowboys.
"I am grateful to God for the chance to paint, and do the very best I can for the work's sake," she says. "I am an American painter, and am proud to offer my impressions of my country, her people and places, plants and animals."
Seedboat Gallery is located at 214 W. Yankie St., 534-1136, www.seedboatgallery.com. Hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment.