Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Pencil Drawing by Kelli Swan - Thoroughbred Horse Portrait

“Ready, Set ... GO!”

The title just about sums it up! The title of this new drawing and the look in the horse’s eye seem to go hand-in-hand. The original drawing is "hot off the pencil” so to speak, and Limited Edition Prints are already available! My thanks and heartfelt gratitude go to Deb Simon, who was kind enough to let me use her photography as reference material for this piece.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deb Simon's Photography to be featured at Yellow Springs!

It is my pleasure to share with you the following post about an extraordinary upcoming art exhibit. My dear friend, Photographer Deb Simon, will be the featured artist at the Glen Helen Ecology Institute in Yellow Springs Ohio. This show will run throughout the months of March and April 2009. And please join Deb on Friday March 20th, from 6 to 8 PM for the formal opening and reception!

Deb will have over 90 professionally framed photos at this gallery exhibit - the majority are being unveiled for the very first time. 20% of the proceeds will go towards the preservation of Glen Helen’s breathtaking and historical nature preserve. The gallery is in the Glen Helen building that houses the administrative offices & gift shop 405 Corry Street Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 adjacent to the Nature Center. (Click here for Google Map to the event.)

The opening event will be catered with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. And to add to the excitement, this is also the date of the Yellow Springs “Spring Fling” event. Loads of additional activities will be going on in the lively and unique village that evening including local shops that will be open late, live musical entertainment, and other neat things to do.

For a preview of Deb Simon’s Photography, check out her new website: Photographs by Deb Simon: Wildlife photos, floral prints, dog pictures and horse photographs. The site is still under construction, and thus far it includes 30 or so images. More are coming soon!

Deb’s work is truly stunning. One testament to her talents and abilities is the fact that the Cincinnati Zoo has recently announced that they will be using many of her photos for their publicity! Deb has been kind enough to allow me to use some of her equine images as reference for pencil drawings. I am eternally grateful for this grand gesture from such a talented artist!