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Ekelund’s career was centered in academic economics, but creating and studying music and art as an amateur — including art history and collecting art — have always been serious interests. The transformation of ideas and even the commonplace into visual representation is an eternal endeavor of human beings. Largely self-taught, a study of the great artists of the past, European and American, has been a guide along with studio classes in drawing and watercolor. His particular interest has been to render the vast, mysterious and spiritual landscape of Taos, New Mexico and its environs in a variety of media, pastel for the most part. Each year, for more than a decade, he has painted arroyos, valleys, mountains and abandoned adobes in the areas around Taos. He also created still lives, florals, a pictorial study of the Spanish missions of Texas and the Southwest and works relating to European sites.

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