Artist TERESA ELLIOTT. You will never look at a cow the same way again.






Since I’ve received so many sad emails from readers about all the heavy news surrounding the Mustangs and the poor abandoned horses at feedlots and all the unfortunate neglect and abuse cases, I’ve decided to continue on the happiest topics I can think of for this week.

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Today, I’m going to tell you how I stumbled upon the oil artist, Teresa Elliott.

COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE

I love this magazine for so many reasons.  But for me, mainly I love the magazine because it is a feast for your eyes — or my eyes, anyway.  I love the colors and the presentation.  I swear that sometimes I feel I could EAT the magazine.  Or maybe just put some of the pages in frames and up on walls.  I just love the color sensibility.

So, every month, I sit down with my new magazine and literally start ripping through it.  Yup, I tear out anything I find interesting and file it in my “things I find interesting” folder.  Then, when I have nothing in my mind to write about (like today…), I look through my folder and always find something.

About an hour ago I was looking through my folder for something cheery and I saw this photo of a painting called, “Baby Bull”.  I had ripped it out from one of the magazines a while back.  I decided to go find out about Teresa Elliott, the artist who was mentioned below the ad.

TERESA ELLIOTT’S WEBSITE

OMG.  You go to her website and you see this:

Obviously, the scale of her work is not pronounced in a tiny ad in a magazine.  Hubba Hubba!  OMG!  I would absolutely die for one of these huge painting.  Actually, I would die for one of these huge walls to put one of these huge painting…

Can you imagine this work in an incredible house somewhere in Wyoming or Montana?  Actually, I’d put it in my house wherever I lived if I had the space.  Wowsa!  This would be great in a Lodge or a hip furniture store or my house… did I say that already?  Oh, sorry.

Anyway, I kept reading through her website and I came upon her Bio.

THE BIO

She is from Texas and lives in West Texas now.  What I find really fun is that when she was first starting out, before she went to art school, Teresa was one of those ‘QUICK DRAW” artists at Six Flags.  Do you know what I mean?  They are the ones who set up in a little kiosk and draw caricatures of you and your family in black marker, really quickly.  Anyway, she did this to raise money for art school.

Can you imagine?  Who would ever think that this quick draw artist would create these incredible works later on?  See… goes to show you…don’t judge a book by its cover, eh?!

OK, another fun fact about her is that she was fascinated by the Longhorn cattle her father raised.  As a little girl, Teresa would stand on the fences watching all the cattle for hours.  She said the cows made her feel peaceful.  As she got older, Teresa said she would photograph them.  It is from these photographs that she creates her art.

ART SHOWS

Then I decided to look at the show which was featured in Cowboys and Indians magazine.  As I clicked through the 9 pieces, I saw that 7 of them were already sold.  Wow.  Good for Teresa to have such a successful show!

Well now maybe we all cannot afford such wonderful art.  But, we can sure afford to go see it, if we live in the area.  So, here is a schedule of her upcoming shows:

August 21-Sept. 4, 2010 – TEXAS TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at Heritage Auction Gallery, Dallas TX

Sept. 16 & 17 2010 – WESTERN VISIONS – National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

Sept. 24, 2010 – MINIATURES BY THE LAKE – Coeur d’ Alene Gallery, Coeur d’ Alene ID

October 1-24, 2010 – TEXAS 
TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg TX

October 27th, 2010 – HEART OF THE WEST – National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, Ft.Worth, TX

November 19-28, 2010 – TEXAS TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at Ventana Gallery, Santa Fe NM

INTERVIEW

Cowboys and Indians did interview her and I have the link here.  You may want to check it out.    And, here is a link to her website.

I don’t know about you, but just looking at these has made me peaceful… just like she said.

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