Rose and I go to the Calgary Stampede every year just to look at theWestern Art – which is spectacular. This year it is particularly superb. So much so that I thought I’d try to profile a few Artists and taste of their work. I can’t show everything of course, but I think you’ll be impressed by what you see.
In no particular order:
I also apologize to the Artists if my rendering here diminishes their work in any way.
Shannon Ford, Bachelor of Fine Art (ACAD) / Brief Biography – 2014 / Artist Info:
“A natural born artist and an animal lover since childhood, Shannon Ford was born in Regina Saskatchewan, totally enchanted by the natural world. She was raised on a farm west of Calgary where she grew up loving Art and knowing horses, cattle and wildlife.
Shannon paints in both her Studios in Alberta, and in BC where she and her sweetheart Denis breed Mangalarga Marchador horses …
Shannoncreates in a wide range of topic matter and media, but I confess I love her Westernpaintings the best.
Marvelous work Shannon!
Into a Canter on a Young Horse available through Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
Mystiques Shariff of the Fairview Arabian Stud, 84 X 72, Acrylic on Canvas with Diamond Dust,
Pipestone, Rainbow Moonstone Cabochons, Mother of Pearl, Available at The Lloyd Gallery
Collected Painting: Gorgeous Grizzly 60 X 40 D. A/C with Azurite, Tanzanite, Sapphires, Peridot, Pipestone
“Darcy was born in Alberta, Canada and spent her early childhood on a farm west of Granum in southern Alberta.
With Darcy’s farm background it is not surprising that her primary focus is western art. She finds inspiration at brandings, cattle drives, rodeos and sometimes in a field at the side of the highway. She sees the animals, everyday activities and gear of the working cowboy as unique and feels there is a story in every painting …”
ENOUGH ROPE Oil on Linen
WOOLY BULLY Oil on Linen
PAINT Oil on Linen
Wonderful work Darcy. I particularly like your rendering of the saddle and gear!
Andrew Kiss / Award Winning Nature Artist
Famed for his magnificent landscapes, Andrew also renders spectacular images of flowers.