“Three Passions: Horses, Flowers, Travel” is the theme of my upcoming exhibition at the Blue Pig Gallery, opening Sept 1st. My passions include horses, flowers, and travel. I am struck by the beauty I find while pursuing those passions.
This summer I have immersed myself with learning and training the principles and movements for 2nd level dressage. Monarch, my Lipizzan partner; Deb Hindi, my trainer; and I have worked very hard all summer, culminating in two United States Equestrian Federation recognized shows and one qualifying score toward my United States Dressage Federation Bronze Rider Medal.
“Along the Tuscan Trail” is one of my new equine artworks. It depicts a “dream vacation,” exploring Italy by horseback. It is a sun-drenched composition, much like western Colorado, where the strong sunlight intensifies colors up close and washes out all the color in the distance.
My husband and I threw a big celebratory garden party for our daughter’s college graduation. The spring was filled with gardening, landscaping, and planning. Amidst all the planting, weeding, fertilizing, and watering, I became fascinated with the unique shapes and sometimes delicate/sometimes striking color schemes of all the flowers blooming in my gardens. I began working in a new loose style to capture the endless variety of shapes, forms, color schemes, movements, textures, etc.
“Bouquet” framed watercolor, 19″ x 10″ $200 & “Daisy Meadow” framed watercolor, 15″ x 12″ all artwork copyright Cheri Isgreen, 2016
Travel has been my third artistic inspiration. Since buying a pop-up camper about a year ago, my husband and I have taken many art trips, including three trips to Utah, several trips in the Colorado mountains, and three weeks in the Texas hill country and mission trail. In my show, I will feature sketches and paintings from these trips.
Goliad, TX town square; Mission San Jose outside San Antonio, TX; along the Crystal River, Redstone, CO; Peach Valley, Montrose County, CO A selection of these images will be offered as 5″ x 7″ framed prints: $25. All images copyright, Cheri Isgreen
The Blue Pig Gallery
Located in downtown Palisade, Colorado, the Blue Pig Gallery displays an exciting and eclectic range of art including paintings, sculpture, photography, glass, fiber, gifts, and more. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday – 10 am – 5:00 pm
101 W. 3rd Street, Palisade, CO 81526