I love being able to feature remarkable artists at Tracy Miller Gallery. I want to highlight how amazingly talented some of these people are – and let you know a little bit more about them and their work! Recently we had a live painting session with several of the artists my gallery features, and it was such a good time. I was honored that these fabulous artists came out to display their work and process.
Coni Grant is a true plein air painter. Over the course of her career, she has painted with Plein Air Painters of New Mexico as well as Plein Air Painters of Colorado. She’s been involved in numerous shows and events – including the Sedona Invitational! Recently, coni switched to acrylic and is doing a lot more studio work. It was great to have her at our event and to get to see her in action. Her bright, colorful canvasses are unique among the Plein Air world – which is one of the many reasons I’m thankful to be able to feature her in my gallery. Coni spent many years as a graphic designer and believes that her work is largely influenced by her work in the field.
Garrett Schuh also comes from a design background – but he recently converted to oil painting. Garrett’s realism work includes lanscapes, horses, and Native American themes of the Southwest. At this event, Garrett worked from a photo of a horse. Currently, Garrett lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He moved west after working in New York and Washington DC for 20 years to be able to fully pursue his love for painting. Garrett is largely inspired by the west’s natural landscapes and sunlight – which is reflected in much of his work!
Kearston Corey is a mixed media artist who prefers to focus on animals in realism with abstractions in the background. Her work can only be described as mystic and epic. Kearston has always had a deep love for animals, and has a degree in wildlife biology. As such, she knows the animal form very well – and her passion for her work and the animals she portrays is apparent.
Having these artists at this event was awesome to say the least! It’s always wonderful to be surrounded by passionate artists who are willing to have fun and work together in a creative space.
If you’d be interested in seeing the work of these artists (and more!) – make sure to mark your calendar for my $100 Painting Holiday Show and Sale. It’s a great chance to collect afforable, original art and to get to know the work of artists you love! This event takes place on Sunday, November 26, from 1-4 PM.