HOME for the HOLIDAYS opens this FRIDAY, DEC. 5TH

I am back in Montrose after showing my artwork across Colorado with artist, Barb Haynie.   Home for the Holidays is my second solo show of 2014, highlighting my newest equine paintings in watercolor.  The show opens Friday, Dec. 5th at A&Y Design Gallery during the Montrose First Friday Art Walk.  The Opening Reception runs from 5:30- 8:00 PM.  A&Y Design Gallery is located at 513 Main Street, Montrose.   Home for the Holidays  runs through Dec. 31st.  For information, contact Yesenia Duncan at A&Y Gallery, (970) 240-7914

I see my artwork as an unbridled passion for the horse’s noble spirit, grace, and atheleticism.  “Unbridled” is perhaps a pun, yet the bulk of my work celebrates the horse without tack.  It does not portray a specific style of riding.

Horse Painting
“Holly” copyright
Watercolor; size 12″ X 15″

My artistic style conveys a contemporary Western aesthetic, fitting a range of decor, including Colorado casual, rustic chic, log homes,  and equine enthusiasts.  This style has evolved from the bulk of my life lived in rural, western Colorado blended with a BA in art, many years teaching art, my study of classical riding, and all the wonderful horsewomen and men I’ve known in all riding/driving disciplines who have enriched my life.

For this show with the holidays quickly approaching, I have also created gift items based on my artwork and several lines of cards, including equine-themed Christmas cards.  For equestrians and writers, I have a new line of writing journals and training journals.

High Point Weekend schedule of events

“HIGH POINT, the Art of Showing Horses” is coming to Montrose, Colorado with a variety of events scheduled to engage the community with horses and art.

I will offer two door prizes during the “High Point” engagement at A&Y Gallery, based on my artwork.  Lucky winners can choose either a “High Point” tee shirt or a set of “Year of the Horse” cards.  Sign up for the drawing when you visit the show.  One winner will be drawn on Friday night at the Opening.  The second winner will be drawn at the close of the show, June 30th.  You may enter each time you visit the show through the month of June.  Winners need not be present to win, but they must fill out their entries legibly so we can contact them! Continue reading “High Point Weekend schedule of events”

Meet Monarch at A&Y Gallery

Monarch, the subject of this painting, is a 14 year old Lipizzan gelding. Monarch will be visiting at A&Y Design Gallery, 513 E Main, in Montrose, Colorado to kick off the “HIGH POINT, the Art of Showing Horses” during the Main in Motion Preview, June 5th.

Horse Painting
Watercolor; size 16″ X 20″ price: $300

Use his white coat as your canvas; you are invited to decorate him with body paints and have your photo taken with him. A face painter will be on site if you’d like your face decorated too. While at the Gallery, preview the show, pick up some cards designed by Cheri, and bid on the silent auctions pieces to benefit James Klienert’s initiative to protect Colorado’s Wild Horses.

Barb’s painting depicting a young boy painting his white pony with be one of the paintings offered for silent auction. To make an early bid, call 970-596-5555. Minimum bid $125. Framed acrylic, 12″ X 16″ $250

Head, Heart, Hands, Health" Copyright B. Haynie
Head, Heart, Hands, Health” Copyright B. Haynie

“High Point” traveling to Montrose in June

“HIGH POINT, The Art of Showing Horses” debuts in Montrose at the A&Y Design Gallery, 513 E Main with three days of activities and events.

With Main Street closed to traffic and open to evening strollers, Monarch, my Lipizzan gelding will arrive at A&Y Design Gallery to stand for body painting and pose for pictures with you. Photos of you, Monarch, and your creations can be emailed to your computer. Have you ever painted a horse? What designs will you create? Krystine Maximer will also be present for face painting.

Head, Heart, Hands, Health" Copyright B. Haynie
Head, Heart, Hands, Health” Copyright B. Haynie

While you are there, stop in the gallery to preview the show, or bid on the silent auction pieces to benefit the Colorado’s Wild Horses.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH: First Friday Art Walk OPENING for “HIGH POINT” in Montrose. The artists will each preview new work, with the show consisting of more than three dozen pieces, including painting, prints, and sculpture. Find the perfect piece of art for your home, business, or barn. It’s wedding and graduation season. Give artwork for the new home.

Opening events include live music with Karen and Friends, featuring the music of Karen Mercer, Margaret Freeman, and Kurt Isgreen. Refreshments include barn-themed food for horses and humans, as well as Oriental treats to celebrate 2014 Year of the Horse. Remember to fill a treat cup to bring back to the barn for your equine friends. Try your hand at Chinese brush painting with ink mural materials or the Zen board. A book of equine brush paintings will guide your artwork. Pick up materials and directions to make a folded, origami-style horse, called “zhezhi” in China. Participate in the silent auction to protect Colorado’s Wild Horses, and purchase cards with proceeds to aid the cause. A&Y Design Gallery will be the place to be Friday, June 6th for art, music, and community. Continue reading ““High Point” traveling to Montrose in June”