Monday, November 7, 2011

western art & architecture, c-quito, the legacy galleries scottsdale holiday exhibit & charcoal studies

hello everyone!  
it has been an amazing few months of weather... that said, winter is just around the corner with temperatures dropping and flurries of snow on the back deck as i write.   

october was busy with excitement about an article in western art & architecture, commissions, charcoal studies, and a painting for legacy's scottsdale holiday exhibit.

it has been a great honor to have had an article written about my work in this winters issue of 'western art and architecture' magazine.  this recognition validates years of dedication to the pursuit of creating art.  seonaid campbell, an incredibly talented freelance writer & documentary film maker, did an amazing job in capturing the story.  it can be read on the link below.  please note that you will need to download the pdf to your computer and read it from there... my apologies for the added step.  if you are not technically inclined please send me an email (click here: and i will send it to your directly.  otherwise please click on the link below to download to your computer.  

below is the art that came out of the studio this elves were hard at work :)

a commissioned portrait of a belgian warmblood stallion named c-quito.  he is an incredible athlete..... in 2010, he was fifth nationally in the 
regular confirmation hunters showing only 11 weeks and in 2011 he has already won 3 USHJA hunter derbies. it is an honor to be in his presence and to watch him move.  more information and videos are available on the link to his website below: 

c-quito - 12 x 24 - oil on linen - sold

in addition to the c-quito portrait a piece to be part of the legacy gallery's holiday small work show was completed, titled 'afternoon rivers'.  the exhibit will be on display starting with a reception on december 8th from 7 - 9 at the legacy gallery in scottsdale, arizona.  all works will be sold by draw. 'afternoon rivers' is a painting of horses on the crane creek ranch, which is on the snake river, in jackson, wyoming.  the pattern of light on their backs stopped me in my tracks and had to be painted.  for more information contact the legacy gallery at the below link:

'afternoon rivers' - 12 x 24 - oil on linen - sold

the below is a charcoal study done for 'afternoon rivers'.  the study is currently at trio fine art.

Crane Creek Light - 10 x 10 - Conte on Paper - Available at Altamira Fine Art - sold 

also completed is a charcoal study for a commissioned 30 x 60 oil painting of two colts which is also available at trio fine art.
Spring Dance - 10 x 13 - Conte on Paper - Available at Altamira Fine Art - sold 

stay warm and have a wonderful month of november and an early happy thanksgiving to everyone.  
all my best,