My work has morphed over the years, simply because I’m always discovering new pathways within my psyche. 2013-14 brought the shapeshifting animal and human figure to the forefront and was well received.
True Fresco or Buon Fresco is one of the oldest decorative and artistic techniques of the world and one of the most respected. The paint quality in well executed frescoes is notable, especially when compared with other mural processes. The process itself is simple and direct, having changed a little, if any, in the thousand of years it has been used, but it does require the most expert and skilled craftsmanship. Fresco painting is a challenging, time consuming, and very effective method in realizing the beauty and commitment, and there are very few contemporary artists who are trained in this method.
I am a member of Scottsdale Artists League and have juried status in AZ Art Alliance and Arizona Watercolor Assoc. I have shown at juried shows and exhibitions in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and Nebraska.
Ragen Mendenhall creates beautiful, elaborately detailed paintings that are dreamlike… Realistic and yet ethereal.