Alan Heuer







Alan Heuer

Alan Heuer

"Art West" - Landscapes of the West & Beyond


Alan Heuer - "Art West"
(Listed in the Artist Blue Book as Alan Heuer)

Art West Studio
112 West San Francisco Street, Suite 109
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87108

I've loved America since I was a kid. The beauty, the grandeur. Yeah, the corny stuff -- from sea to shining sea, purple mountains majesty and all that.

I used to travel a lot with my folks and have been to 48 contiguous states. I used to gaze out the window of our old '58 Chev and imagine putting it all to paint, I dreamed America! I remember sitting out in front of the Tetons in the mid 60s pushing some paint around on a piece of masonite. To be a painter you have to paint! And folks now consider me a master oil painter. I've been painting the West for over 40 years and a little bit of New York City and other places thrown in.

Originaly from Wyoming, I went of to New York City and trained and performed as a classical clarinet player. Even did Carnegie. But, I missed the West and I wanted to paint.

So I left the City, and arrived in northern New Mexico in 2000 where I immersed myself in the Taos art scene and began to develop my own painting style. In a short time I established myself as a contemporary of the original Taos School. Now considered a Taos Icon, I won the 2006 Taos Fall Arts Festival "Taos Invites Taos" (now Taos Select) best representational painting the first time I entered.

In 2013 I took on the nickname "Art West". I am listed in The Artist's Bluebook as Alan Heuer. Folks just cannot say or spell my last name. I want to be found and Art West seems to fit. No, I'm not a cowboy even though I grew up in Lander, Wyoming, and I love the West. And, I do like to wear a cowboy hat. I like the way it keeps the sun and rain off my face. And I've had a couple of horses, but truly I'm a painter. I like the romance of it all. The West and paint! I Dreamed America!

In 2013, I moved my studio to Santa Fe, to the Plaza Mercado, Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street (one block south of the main Santa Fe Plaza). Time to bring this stuff to America, especially those who love its land, its places and people and old trucks and the great, beautiful potential of this place, the spirit, the love.

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Best Regards!
Alan Heuer - "Art West" & Beyond


Taos Inn Monsoon by Alan Heuer


Chapel on the Hill by Alan Heuer


Taos Gorge Light by Alan Heuer


Yellow Truck Square by Alan Heuer


Wishful Thinking by Alan Heuer


Cia's Music House by Alan Heuer


Rainbow of Rain by Alan Heuer


War is Peace by Alan Heuer


Taos Fields of Yellow by Alan Heuer


Sangr de Christo Passage by Alan Heuer


God Rays on a Blue Roof by Alan Heuer


Taos Gorge Journey by Alan Heuer


The Emancipation of Christ by Alan Heuer


The Music Room by Alan Heuer


Raging Solitude by Alan Heuer


Taos Red Roofs by Alan Heuer


Lander 2000 by Alan Heuer


Taos Inn Monsoon by Alan Heuer


The Long Road to Santa Fe by Alan Heuer


Adobe, Shadows and a Blue Window by Alan Heuer


Taos Wolf Moon by Alan Heuer


When Jupiter Aligns with Mars by Alan Heuer


Oz, An American Fairy Tale by Alan Heuer


Divergent Paths by Alan Heuer


A Yellow Truck with a Red Moon in Ranchos by Alan Heuer


New Mexico Cloud Patterns by Alan Heuer


The Commute by Alan Heuer


Afternoon Thunder by Alan Heuer


Shiprock Vista by Alan Heuer


Purple Rain by Alan Heuer


Taos Gorge - Pastel Sky by Alan Heuer


Santa Fe Baldy by Alan Heuer


Santa Fe Baldy - Detail by Alan Heuer


Evening Shadows on a Round Taos House by Alan Heuer


In the Shadow of St. Francis by Alan Heuer


Journey Along the Road to Infinity by Alan Heuer


Blue Apache by Alan Heuer


Taos Joy Ride with Yellow and Orange Trucks by Alan Heuer


Guys Dolls and Pink Adobe by Alan Heuer


Yellow Truck by Alan Heuer


Taos Blue Truck at Dusk by Alan Heuer


Cliff House by Alan Heuer


Wigwam Motel by Alan Heuer


Red Truck by Alan Heuer


I Love New York City Jazz by Alan Heuer


I Dreamed America by Alan Heuer


A Teal Truck in Taos by Alan Heuer


Skyfall Double Vision by Alan Heuer