Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

​​Albuquerque Balloon Festival
One fall I went to watch the early morning ascension of the balloons at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Over 700 balloons ascended into the clear blue morning sky and it was a photographer’s paradise with a dazzling array of vivid colors. It was quite a few years before I began to work with some of these images and I am still working on a series of pieces from that wonderful day many years ago. I returned to my photographs of Balloons taken in 2002 in the fall of 2016 and again in 2017 to create the image from the colorful photo above.

Balloons No. 5
​50 Prints

16x20 in
Canvas