Category Archives: Western & Equine Artists

GORGEOUS Wild Horse Photo! (Yes, I purchased one. I love it!)






I so love artistic people….  It fascinates me that humans can express themselves through art… because I am not artistic in the traditional ways.

Today, I want to tell you about a photography website I follow,  vitalimpacts.org.   They showcase gorgeous nature photography from award winning photographers.  (No affiliation.)

Every Monday for several months now, they have flash sales of certain prints.  I love this because I love a deal (don’t we all…) and, what is better than a deal on ART?!  Especially equine/nature art!

I’ve been waiting (not very patiently) for a particular print to be put into the flash sale… It is called “Curious Mustang” and it normally sells for $275.  But I knew about these flash sales and I hoped that Curious Mustang would appear one Monday…  Well, yesterday was the day!  So I’m telling all of you!

Today, and this week, Curious Mustang is ONLY $100!  (12″ x 8″)  Of course, I got mine!  And I want you to get yours, too!!  (No affiliation)

Click here for that flash sale deal!

For me, the expression of this young horse in this print – and the dynamism – is lovely.  I also like the two, more shy guys, in the back.  To me, the colors make this look like a painting, but it is a photograph.  I LOVE that!

Great job, Melissa Farlow!  Melissa contributes to a number of Wild Mustang non-profits, including Dr. Yvette Running Horse Collin for her research and work with Native wild horses at Sacred Way Sanctuary (Sacredwaysanctuary.org) in Florence, Alabama.

Here are the other pieces in the Vital Impacts FLASH SALE  this week:

All of the below prints are only $100 as well!!  OMGosh!  I love these images so much…  Isn’t it great to be able to purchase these amazing, award winning photographers at such an affordable rate?!  I grabbed the Rhinos, too!

Shannon Wild. Crash – (I purchased this one, too!)

Click to go to sale page

Aimee Jan. Green Sea Turtle

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Melissa Groo. Galapagos Sea Lion

Click to go to sale site

THESE ARE SOME OTHER PIECES FROM THE SITE… SO GORGEOUS!

Click here to peruse all the glorious photos on the Vital Impacts site.  Have fun!!

Ami Vitale. Kamara and Kilifi. CLICK to go to image

Jody MacDonald. Rajan the Swimming Elephant. Click to go to image

Marina Cano. King. Click to go to image

Vincent J. Musi. Bottlenose Dolphin. We love Vincent. I often post his dog portraits. Click here to go to image.

Steve Woods. Surface Tension. Click here to go to site.

How about that… I picked Musi again! I didn’t even realize that… Vincent J. Musi. Azy the Orangutan – click to go to image.

Hand-Signed Jane Goodall. Self Portrait. Click to go to image.

SO LOVELY.  (Happy Sigh)

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $2045  (Thank you!)

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Have you heard of the artist, Mark Maggiori? Wow. WOW!






I’m not sure how I stumbled upon him in Instagram, but this is what I saw… and I thought it was a photograph (it isn’t a photograph, it is a painting!):

WOW!

So I went to Mark Maggiori’s website and found too many incredible pieces to post here… so you should go there, too.   I have no affiliation but wish I did!  He is having a print sale on December 12.  One day only…   I read that on the website…

This is what his website says:

Mark Maggiori’s first views of America were framed within the front windshield of a car making its way from New York to San Francisco. That month-long trip, filled with majestic views of the national parks and timeless glimpses of the West, was made when Mark was only 15 years old and on vacation far from his home in France, but its impact would ripple throughout his life and set into motion his great fascination with the West.

Years later, back in Paris, he would enroll at the famous Academie Jullian, where Western greats Ernest L. Blumenschein, Burt Geer Phillips and Joseph Henry Sharp had also studied before they helped form the Taos Society of Artists.

After being formally trained in academic drawing, Mark’s life would take an important detour through music after he formed a successful band that led to many opportunities in Europe, including into other artistic disciplines such as animation, photography and filmmaking—each one informing his artistic creativity in unique ways.

After great success in the music industry, Mark was lured back to the United States thanks to his muse, creative equal and wife Petecia Lefawnhawk. They journeyed through the West and their trips immediately took him back to that original road trip two decades earlier, the trip that opened his eyes to the beauty of American West. It was then, at the age of 36, he made the decision to paint Western art. They staked temporary claims in out-of-the-way places such as Chloride and Kingman, Arizona, where the desert offered its stunning inspiration and where Mark quickly began to produce some of the most audacious Western paintings of a new generation—audacious because Mark was still brand new to the Western art world, and also because he was an outsider, a Frenchman, with a profoundly unique view of the American cowboy. In the space of just a few short years Mark rose through the ranks to become one of the premier Western artists working today.

His work brought many new opportunities, including important solo and group shows, and a significant showing at the 2017Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where he won the Sam Houston award. He also began to expand more artistically: he started to work more in plein air, he spent time on ranches with cowboys and on horseback to acquaint himself more with the Western way of life. He spent time in New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming and began adding additional figures to his works and new kinds of compositions to his growing arsenal.

Like Henry Farny, another Frenchman who made his way to the Southwest to paint its interesting inhabitants, Mark has carved a unique place for himself within Western art, a place where his work—part Frank Tenney Johnson, part Herbert “Buck” Dunton, with shades of Tom Ryan and Bill Owen—continues to provoke the minds of young and old Western collectors alike.

 

ONE DAY ONLY PRINT SALE!  (no affiliation)

If you love his work, he is having a One day only print sale on Dec 12!

Click to go to site

AWARDS
Selected Awards:

2019:

  • Don B. Huntley Spirit of the West Award at the Autry’s Masters of the American West.

2018

  • Don B. Huntley Spirit of the West Award at the Autry’s Masters of the American West.

2017

  • Night of Artists, Sam Houston Awards for Best Painting, Briscoe Western Art Museum

2016

  • Night of Artists, William B. Travis Awards for Patrons Choice, Briscoe Western Art Museum

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Mark Maggiori: One With the Sky & Thomas Blackshear, Trailside Gallery Jacksonville, Wyoming, September 9 – 21, 2019

  • Sunset Group Exhibit, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, August 10-24, 2019

  • Scottsdale Art Auction, 2019

  • The Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, January 2019

  • Cour-Alene Auction, 2018

  • The Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, January 2018

  • Mark Maggiori, Lonesome Souls, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, December 2017. 

  • Quest for the West, Eitlejorg Museum, Indianapolis.

  • Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 2017

  • Logan Maxwell Hagege, Mark Maggiori and G. Russell Case: The Wild Bunch, Gerald Peters Gallery, July 2016

  • Night of Artists, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 2016

  • Mark Maggiori: Alone in the Wild, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, October 2015

  • Two-artist show with Brett James Smith, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, October 2014

 

NEW BUTTON. DIFFERENT FUND. LET’S DO THIS!

FUND TOTAL AS OF TODAY:  $870

I’m no genius. Just an average girl who has a passion to save horses in need. This is my idea going forward. If we have a constant fund going daily… we will have funds to give to those on the ground who are saving these horses in real time at the killing auctions.

Horse and Man Foundation, Inc has a new Fund button. KEEP THEM OFF THE TRUCK FUND. This fund will go on all day, all the time. It will always be here. If you want to save a horse from slaughter, you know we will do that here.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!


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