the Governor's Arts Award Winners

Robert Highsmith

Las Cruces

2011 recipient, Individual Artist

Las Cruces artist Robert Highsmith's dramatic New Mexico landscapes have inspired artists, art-lovers, and critics alike with their strong statements and technical ability in watercolor. Highsmith received his art training from New Mexico State University and the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. He has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the country and is represented in private and corporate collections including the New Mexico Capitol Art Foundation Collection, Hartford Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Highsmith's work is featured in the travelling Paint the Parks Top 100 Exhibit and is featured on the cover of the February/March Santa Fean magazine. He is a signature member of both the New Mexico Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society.