Hello friends, collectors and horse and art lovers:
'Tis the season once again and many of you have already commissioned personalized paintings. If you're considering a special piece, please contact me by December 1st. Can't decide on exactly what you'd like? Call me and we'll discuss it together.
I hope this is the year you decide to purchase art. Remember, when you purchase from an artist, you're not only acquiring a beautiful piece of art, you're also buying into the artist's life...what they are doing and where they are headed. You become an integral part of provenance and history. If you're new to collecting, I'll have some affordable miniatures available for the holidays to help you get started. WARNING: art collecting can become extremely addicting!
|Barn Area, Saratoga|
Oil on canvas, 16"x20"
| Started this painting last summer while I was a vendor at Saratoga Race Track. There are beautiful race tracks across the country but there's only one Saratoga. It's a destination. A place to aspire to. A keeper of history with infamous records and facts and many stories both well known and whispered. Saratoga keeps it's head above the troubled waters. Owners dream of running and winning there. Graveyard of favorites, that it is. For more info about this painting, click here.|
|VoilART! Gallery + Studio|
| our downtown Ocala gallery...|
108 E. Fort King Street, Ocala, Florida 34471
| We have just celebrated our one year anniversary at VoilART!|
Gallery partner Jackie Schindehette
and I have several events planned for the holidays and beyond...Coffee & Conversation:
Nov. 19th, Fri., 2:00pm - Decorating Tips for the Holidays featuring Koontz Home Decor interior decorators. Free and everyone is welcome.Pastry & Paintings:
Dec. 11th, Sat., 2:00-4:00pm - Join us in the gallery for an old fashion cookie party! Bring your favorite pastries to share or just stop in and relax with us. All are welcome.
Marvelous Minis for Merry Making!
Dec. 1st thru 23rd - A collection of miniature paintings will be offered for sale in the gallery. This will give you a chance to purchase affordable originals to add to your collection or provide an opportunity to begin collecting. I'll be posting the pieces to my blog as they are created, so check often if you can't make it to the gallery.
Bookmark Art of Horse Racing
|Just thought you'd like to know...|
| Did you see the film "Secretariat"? Yes, it had inaccuracies. The real story was about Penny Chenery and her strength, persistence and determination. The cinematography was outstanding as it illustrated the dynamic power of the horses thundering on the track. I envisioned a hundred paintings as I was inspired by the sheer magnitude of these magnificent animals.|
One of the highlights of my summer in Saratoga, New York, was having the opportunity to meet the real Ron Turcotte. Way cool.