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leta Pippin, owner of Pippin Contemporary on Lincoln Avenue and co-owner of Pippin Meikle on Delgado Street, uses oils and acylics in vibrant hues to produce her unique style of abstract expressionism. “My work is all about color,” she says. “My goal is to be joyful.” Pippin began her painting career in 1992, soon after abandoning Houston for “the weather, the starkness, and the health” of Santa Fe. She’s painted in various spaces over the years, but Pippin finds her current Fifth Street studio, which she’s occupied since 2010, just right. The roomy space has just one wall, splitting it into a workspace and a “resin room,” where large epoxy resin paintings are protected from dirt and damage. “I notice that every time I move, my artwork takes on another aspect,” she says. “It seems as if there has been a continual expansion of my vision and desire.”

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