I am pleased to announce that my painting "Brand New" has been accepted into the Ex Arte Equinus 5 Equine Art competition and will be featured on the magazine website and in the show catalog/book. Brand New was selected from nearly 1000 individual pieces entered from many nations. This show has truly grown to represent the best of Equine Art being produced today and I am very honoured to be part of this experience. "Brand New" should be posted on the Art Horse Magazine website close to the beginning of the New Year at: http://www.arthorsemagazine.com/art_competition.html The magazine and book should be printed and released for sale near March 15, 2012.
Last summer, on a visit to a friend's ranch, I was fortunate to arrive just hours after this foal had arrived. It is the second time I have enjoyed painting this little gift but this time much larger and on archival aluminum panel. The result is very luminous with very apparent and spontaneous strokes.
This painting is part of my current exhibition “Running Paints” ...running until August 27 in Armstrong.
August 4th to 27th, 2011
Armstrong Spallumcheen Art Gallery
3415 Pleasant Valley Road, Armstrong, BC. map
Happy New Year! I have had a great holiday at home with family. My sister visited for a couple of weeks and we managed to get out snowshoeing a few times, nordic skiing 4 times and downhill skiing twice. The snow has been as great as the company!
My understanding family let me paint this Pinto during the Christmas holidays. It is the 5th in a series of War Ponies that I have created in the past year.
This past July potentially marked the end of an era in Vernon; operating since the late 1800’s, the historic Kin Race Track may have had it’s last two race days on July 18th and 25th. They were festive days, line-ups at the betting wickets and plenty of excitement but all had an underlining tone of sadness.
I was there to record the events of those last two days, and Race Day Jitters is the first in a series entitled “At The End of the Track”. This beautiful horse while anxious with pre-race jitters, settled in to win his race.
It is good to be back to painting. I have been down with a cold for the past week.
My goal in this piece is not to paint a perfect portrait but rather to capture the essence of Shae and the joy she exudes when spending time with her pony “Little Joe”. To do this I am using both a colourful pastel palette to magnify the youthful skin and cheery atmosphere, as well as loose strokes to retain freshness and movement. I love everything about capturing and depicting motion.