I’m back in Texas and wanted to report that I had a wonderful time in the art scene in Santa Fe, NM last week. Besides fun-filled gatherings with friends, the anniversary party at Worrell Gallery was just over the top. I am proud to be in this very fine art gallery ~ they honor me with their great presentation of my art, overseen by a very awesome staff. I met a lot of well-known artists and made some special friendships and can’t wait to go back again soon. If you get to Santa Fe, be sure and check out Worrell Gallery. Tell ’em I sent you.
I have been so very blessed with customers who have purchased and enjoyed my artwork, and because almost all of my art is centered around animals, I donate a portion of my sales to various animal rescue groups, such as Mercy For Animals. The donation this month goes to Lone Star Wildlife Rescue, who is saving the life of an injured Red-Tailed hawk that I captured and brought to them about a month ago. What is not obvious from this photo is that he was extremely weak, dehydrated, and malnourished and therefore was unable to fly. And once I caught him, I realized the cause of it all…. a snare around one leg that had been there a very long time and had dug deeply into his leg. Somehow he chewed this tether and escaped, but by then had been without nourishment so long that he was close to death. I look forward to his release into the wild. And I would paint him, if he had hooves and horns…..
Time to start painting small works for Christmas (yeah, I’m supposed to say “holidays” but this is my blog and I can say what I want). This little painting is from one of the photos I took on a nearby dairy farm. For some reason, Holsteins are starting to show up in a lot of my artworks lately, despite being an avid Texas Longhorn aficionado. In fact, there are a couple of new Holstein paintings on the website, as well as one Braford on tightrope. I hope you enjoy them all!
“I could dance with you till the cows come home. Better still, I’ll dance with the cows and you come home.” Groucho Marx from his 1933 film “Duck Soup”.