Sarah Slocum and Bill Brooks Paintings
Exhibited May and June 2017

              You love hummingbirds and butterflies? During May and June of 2017 our visitor center gallery walls featured vivid works by exhibitor Sarah Slocum, who spotlights the colorful creatures. Her exhibit shared space with Bill Brooks' Sonoran Desert landscapes.
“I moved here 20 years ago from upstate New York,” says Sarah, “I grew up on a dairy farm and have always had a love for science and nature. One day my husband walked in the door with a giant caterpillar; turns out this was an eastern swallowtail - ready to go into its chrysalis.
They thought I'd find it interesting. Little did they know that would be the start of a major hobby. Since that day I've raised and released thousands of butterflies in New York and Arizona: monarchs swallowtails, fritillary, Queens... keeping up with the food supply can be a challenge!”
Her pictures range from 8-by-10 up to 24-by-30; all in this show are originals and priced from $75-650. Direct inquiries to
Doubt you can become a serious artist later in life? Co-exhibitor Bill Brooks offers encouragement to anyone who has considered devoting retirement years to art: “I'm 80 years old now. I started painting in 2004 and probably got serious about it when I started studying six years ago. I am a retired Forest Ranger and the beauty of nature meets my needs as an artist. I prefer to paint with acrylics - mostly landscapes.”
Born and raised in the high country of Northern New Mexico, Brooks' work with the US Forest Service took him to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. Gallery's hours are daily from 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. Brooks chose Arboretum exhibit paintings from 8-by-10 to larger ones measuring 24-by-24; all originals -- and priced from $150-$400. Inquiries about commissioned work can be emailed to
             Born and raised in the high country of Northern New Mexico, Brooks' work with the US Forest Service took him to Utah,Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada. He also served in the US Navy from 1954-1958; and earned a bachelors degree in Forest Management from Utah State in 1962 - followed by a Master's degree in Personnel Management in 1977. Together with wife Sandra they raised nine children in a household that included hunting and fishing.

Review recent exhibitors from 2017

Paul Gill

Mary Isham

Preston Cox

The Ateliers Group

Darrell Sheppard

Burdell Moody

Tony DeNunzio

Sue Cullumber

Bud Heiss

Miriam Mladinov

Anthem Camera Club

Slocum And Brooks

Nancy Romanovsky

Julie Stubbs

John Aho

Heather Coen

roger Degler

Rimgaudas Vidziunas

Michael Madsen & Heidi Golden Hearts-Rock Photos

Elaine Dube

Becky Joy

Christine Debrosky

Then And Now BTA Photography

Paul Landau

Preston Cox & Tammy Knight

Legumes of Arizona

Paul Kinslow
Rick Cameron

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