New Mexico Artist Harold Joe Waldrum

Harold Joe Waldrum was born in Savoy Texas in 1934. He attended college in Colorado and taught school in southwestern Kansas before moving to New Mexico in 1972 to pursue a career as an artist.

By 1981 he was in Taos, living and working in the Joseph Sharp Studio, where he began working on his best-known body of work — paintings depicting the old adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

Video from the early 1980s of Harold Joe Waldrum in Taos New Mexico. Waldrum lived and worked in the Joseph Sharp Studio, where he began making his best-known artworks  — paintings depicting the numerous adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

Harold Joe Waldrum was born in Savoy Texas in 1934. He attended college in Colorado and taught school in southwestern Kansas before moving to New Mexico in 1972 to pursue a career as an artist.

By 1981 he was in Taos, living and working the Joseph Sharp Studio. The Sharp studio is where Waldrum began working on his best-known body of work, the Churches — paintings depicting the numerous adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

New Mexico Artist Harold Joe Waldrum

Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis

Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis

36 x 36" acrylic on linen, 2003
small etching of the Ranchos de Taos church - an accompaniment piece to Harold Joe Waldrum's self-published book

Las sombras de los machones de Ranchos de Taos

4 x 4" aquatint etching, 1994
Contrafuerte grande, 18x19" acrylic on paper painting of the Ranchos de Taos church by Harold Joe Waldrum

Contrafuerte grande

18 x 19" acrylic on paper, 1981
Ojo Sarco - aquatint etching, 2nd state, by New Mexico artist Harold Joe Waldrum

La iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol de Ojo Sarco

12 x 12" aquatint etching, 1984-86
El Resplandor de la luz del sol de sur, Harold Joe Waldrum church painting

El resplandor de la luz del sol de sur

45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2003
Las sombras en la puerta de la morada de Truchas

Las sombras en la puerta de la morada de Truchas

20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Flower Polaroid (wilted bud)

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
La morada atras de la iglesia de Santo Tomas de Gracia de LasTrampas
Harold Joe Waldrum - painting of the church at Cordova New Mexico

La iglesia en Córdova rojo

acrylic on canvas, 1980s
Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis
36 x 36" acrylic on linen, 2003
Harold Joe Waldrum painting of the adobe church at Llano Quemado
acrylic on canvas
Las sombras de la morada de los cuatro de Abiquiu
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Harold Joe Waldrum - painting of the church at Cordova New Mexico
acrylic on canvas, 1980s
Upper Edge of the Church at Ranchos de Taos, Harold Joe Waldrum, 27 x 27" acrylic on canvas
27 x 27" acrylic on canvas, 1984
Contrafuerte grande, 18x19" acrylic on paper painting of the Ranchos de Taos church by Harold Joe Waldrum
18 x 19" acrylic on paper, 1981
El Resplandor de la luz del sol de sur, Harold Joe Waldrum church painting
45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2003
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
small etching of the Ranchos de Taos church - an accompaniment piece to Harold Joe Waldrum's self-published book
4 x 4" aquatint etching, 1994
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos con cielo gris - 30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
Harold Joe Waldrum Primrose Light, 72" x 72" acrylic on canvas painting of the Ranchos de Taos church
72 x 72" acrylic on canvas, 1982
Pino Road - a window painting by Harold Joe Waldrum from 1974
38.75 x 38.75" acrylic on canvas, 1973