Matilda Essig's Native Grasses of the Apache Highlands

Riding Out In To The Apache Highlands, digital image / Essig
Tucson International Airport Center Gallery
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Native Grasses of the Apache Highlands with work by Matilda Essig Tucson International Airport Center Gallery December 2, 2018 through February 27, 2019

'Native Grasses of the Apache Highlands' explores the diversity of one of southern Arizona's most unique treasures - the desert grasslands. Large than life and in stunning detail, these portraits of plants invite the viewer to immerse themselves in peaceful, natural beauty, and also gain appreciation for watershed health, and the role of ranching in ecological restoration.


Essig trained in classical painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York. After 10 years working in Natural Science Illustration in the Sonoran Desert, she returned to fine art with the tools of the future, and began to use digital imaging technology to explore the subtle diversity of open space in the American West. Inspired both by the beauty of grasslands, and by her perceptual experiences in traditional illustration, she now portrays her subjects with a fidelity that transcends her own hand. Her work is in private and corporate collections, national parks, and wildlife refuges throughout the southwest. Her clientele has included Dr. Jane Goodall, National Geographic, the US Department of the Interior, and Oxford University Press, among others. She lives on five acres of grasslands that she restored in the Apache Highlands of southeast Arizona. She keeps a traditional painting studio too.

The airport's center gallery is open 24-hours a day.

Map pin7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85756
Directionsticketing level between Delta and Southwest Airlines
CostCost: Free
PhonePh: 1-520-573-8187
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