Master Signature Member Nancy Boren grew up inspired by her father, the late Cowboy Artist of America member, James Boren. She pays tribute to her artistic heritage this month in a very special show at the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, Texas. Faces and Places features the work of both Borens in a celebration of two generations of artists. Boren has exhibited at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Gilcrease Museum, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Show at the National Arts Club, NY. Her paintings are featured in the books, Texas Traditions by Michael Duty and Susan McGarry, and The Painted Hills, A History of Art in Bosque County by George Larson. Boren can even claim Hollywood fame, with work featured in the film 9 Months and the ABC TV show The Benefactor.
© Nancy Boren, "Free Rein" / "The Fortune Teller" / "Misty Evening - Venice"
Signature Member Ann Larsen is an award winning artist living in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains. Larsen's work exhibits the careful, thoughtful hand of an artist deeply committed to both her medium and her environment. "I want my viewers to know how I felt about a place when I painted it," she says. "I'm not trying to copy what I see nor am I interested in lots of detail. I want to suggest a subject with the buildup of paint and exciting brushstrokes." Besides AWA, Larsen is active with the Outdoor Painter's Society, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, and has been an invited participant in the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art, Plein Air on the Rim, the Sedona Plein Air Festival, and the Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.
© Ann Larsen, "Canyon Ancients" / "Dirt Road"
Master Signature Member Marilyn Newmark lives what she sculpts. She has shown, driven and hacked her horses, earning colors with Meadowbrook Hounds and the Smithtown Hunt. American Artist Magazine observed, "Miss Newmark works in the classic tradition of the 19th century animaliers. Every muscle and tendon is exactly delineated, every detail finished with precision and care. These horses are fashioned with the eye and for the eye of a true connoisseur of horse flesh. This intimate knowledge of her subject, coupled with the detailed realism of her work, invests Newmark's sculptured horses with an impeccable quietude, a timelessness and dignity matched only by the animals themselves.