Off the Beaten Path
eclectic gifts & original artwork
Founded in 1996, Off the Beaten Path is a quaint and well known art gallery and gift shop in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Home to a wide range of artists and artistic styles from across the country, Off the Beaten Path has become one of the most talked about galleries/gift shops in the area.
NOTE: Photos of artwork on this site do not necessarily represent what we currently have in stock. The one-of-a-kind nature of the work,
which is made by hand from the heart, makes it virtually impossible to keep the site current.
Please contact us about an item’s availability.
Most of our artists follow Edgar Degas’ philosophy that “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
So, explore our site to discover what these brilliant people can make you see!
from near and far & coast to coast
A self-taught calligrapher, Robert has been a student of this art since 1980. He enjoys working with letters and sees each project as a challenge, working with modern-day letters and simple quotations as well as early Christian manuscripts.
Once a frequent participant in juried competitions, his work has received various awards in many art shows, craft fairs and association activities.
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art"