Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kelli's Horse Pencil Drawing to be Featured in the 2009 Kentucky Derby Celebration

My equine artwork will soon be part of Kentucky Derby history! This year the Louisville Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kentucky contacted me to order an exclusive line of 350 Derby-theme, limited edition prints. Each print has been personally signed, numbered and titled. The prints will become special commemorative gifts – to be given to guests of the Hyatt Regency on Derby weekend 2009.

I created the artwork, titled “Derby Dreams,” as a pencil drawing in my signature montage style. This layered drawing technique, combined with the classic look of black & white pencil drawing, makes my approach to horse artwork truly unique in the world of Equine Art. The original drawing has been framed by the Hyatt and will be on display in the lobby throughout the week of Derby events. The artwork will then become part of the Hyatt’s permanent collection.

I am so very grateful to Karen Patsfield, Executive Administrative Assistant of the Hyatt Regency, for being so wonderful to work with. Karen's organizational skills and management abilities made this large project a joyful process from start to finish. Guests of the Hyatt no doubt enjoy all of the attention to detail from such a fine staff!

I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Deb Simon Photography. Deb kindly allowed me to use some of her horse photography as partial reference material for this project. Thank you once again Deb!