Sunday, January 29, 2012

BLM Sponsored clean-up day at Sand Wash Basin

12x12 on Gallery wrap canvas
The BLM will sponsor a clean up the weekend of Aug 24 and 25 at the Sand Wash basin, home of a wonderful herd of wild horses. Last month, "Greasewood" was humanely euthanized by the BLM due to severe leg injury caused by barbwire. Greasewood was a magnificent stallion that took great care of his mares and spent most of the summer near a waterhole at one of the range entrances. That is where I met him. I saw him as the sun began to set and he walked right toward me to check out his new visitor. After looking me over, he moved his mares on, in the direction of the setting sun. It is from that setting that I have painted him several times since then.
One of those paintings was accepted into the Empire 100 show in Tucson. I also did a small painting depicting him looking back at the viewer as the sun sets. He is surrounded with light. I have posted this image on my Fine Art America site and a portions of all Gresewood sales will go to the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Club. They are in the process of becoming a non-profit group. It is local members of this group, the Snake River BLM office, and many folks from out of the area that will be participating in the range clean up. Please plan to join us in the clean up on Aug. 24-25. If you are unable to make it, please consider a purchase of a print, poster or note-cards or direct donation to support the Club.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Western Artists of America at the Pearce Museum

"Wild Beauty" Oil 20x24
"Essence of Freedom" Oil 24x36
"Icons of the West" Oil 30x40
The Eighth Annual WAA Show and Exhibition begins March 30-31 at The Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas. I am pleased to be a part of this talented group of artists. Events of the two days include meet and greet, artist lectures, reception and autograph signing. The reception and sale will be March 30th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Events will continue on the 31st with a breakfast meet and greet, sculpture demo and awards ceremony in the evening.
Please preview the work that will be included in this Exhibit and contact Holly Beasley, Director of The Pearce Museum at 903-875-7438 for scheduling or purchase information.