The Beesley Pioneer Band
This winning piece of art seems to exude patriotism and excitement. Minerva loved to paint people. She especially enjoyed pioneer pieces. Minerva wrote of her bright colors by saying the following: "I want a touch of red in my heaven and to be able to paint after I leave here. Even though I should come back nine times, I still would not have exhausted my supply of subjects and one lifetime is far too short but maybe a schooling for the next."
Original: oil, 77 x 42 inches, 1950.