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b.1971

Raised in both Oklahoma and Texas, Greg Kelsey spent most of his life around two parallel interests, art and ranching. His sculptures reflect his long involvement with ‘cowboy life’ and his love of western history.

He grew up working his grandfather’s registered longhorn herd and nurtured a love for western traditions and cowboy living. He now finds With a growing art career and young family he still finds time to crawl on the back of a horse every day and gain a little peace of mind and inspiration.

Kelsey’s western themes stem from a rich western lifestyle. He comments: “Whether it’s buckin’ horses, ropin’, pushin’ cows or whatever, that’s where I get my inspiration for art and for everyday decisions. That’s the current, right there. You get out of the current and all those ideas and abilities seem to pass you by. Get back in the saddle and it’s all there again.”

He grew up in an artistic family environment and observed sculpting and the lives of others making a career of it. But his own artistic calling wasn’t brought to the fore until he went back to college to get his Art degree. He stuck his hands in the clay for the first time in late 1997 at age 26 and hasn’t put it down since. He discovered a passion for sculpting, designing, and strives to capture emotion and gesture and transfer energy and movement into each piece.

Greg Kelsey won the Artists’ Choice Award with his sculpture, Little Brother of War at the C.M. Russell Art Auction in March 2001. It was his first time to attend the auction and his first juried show.

In May 2001 Greg was awarded Best of Show – Sculpture with Playing to the Wind at the National Western Art Show & Auction in Ellensburg, Washington and the Artist Roundup Award for the best new artist in attendance.

December 2002 brought the First Place Sculpture award at the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) Open Art Show hosted by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Artists Association in Las Vegas, Nevada with My Own Buckin’ Business.

In January of 2003, Greg won the Best Sculpture Award at the Night of the Artists in San Antonio, Texas. The Art Sale and Gala was hosted by The National Center for American Western Art. September of 2003 brought the Silver Medal Award at the Bosque Art Competition in Clifton, TX for Drinkin’ with the Ladies.

Of his art, Kelsey comments, “As soon as I stuck my hands in the clay for the first time, it was like somebody pushed the accelerator to the floorboard — it was an immediate love.” He continues to sculpt with that first love intensity. His goal is to creat sculpture that captivates viewers.

Greg Kelsey Sculpture, Bronze 7 X 13 X 3 (Interest categories: Bronze, Cattle, Cows, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Greg Kelsey Artist)

C.M. Russell Art Show & Auction, Great Falls, Montana
Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction, Ellensburg, Washington
Stampede Western Invitational Art Show & Sale, Greeley, Colorado
Best of the West, Pinetop, Arizona
C.M. Russell Museum Benefit, Great Falls, Montana
Bosque Art Competition, Clifton, Texas
Mountain Oyster Show & Sale, Tucson, Arizona
Night of the Artists, San Antonio, Texas
Phippen Museum Fine Art Show & Sale, Prescott, Arizona
Treasure State Art Show, Hamilton, MT
Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado
National Finals Rodeo Art Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
Greeley Historical Museum Exhibit "Home on the Front Range" 2005
2001 Artists' Choice Award - C.M. Russell Art Auction for
"Little Brother of War"

2001 Best of Show Sculpture - Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction for
"Playing to the Wind"

2001 Artist Roundup Award - Ellensburg National Art Show & Auction for Best new artist

2002 First Place Sculpture Award - National Finals Rodeo Open Art Show hosted by the Professional Rodeo Artists Association for
"My Own Buckin' Business"

2003 Best Sculpture Award - Night of the Artists hosted by The National Center for American Western Art for
"Little Brother of War"

2003 Silver Medal Sculpture Award - Bosque Art Competition for
"Drinkin' With the Ladies"

2005 Corral West Western Award Best of the West Art Invitational Exhibition for
best grouping
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"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore


WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM


WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906
                  (719)577-5744
                  https://broadmoorgalleries.com/events/

 

Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.

Recommended Supplies

  • Oil paints
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Burnt sienna
    • Yellow ochre
    • Paynes Grey
    • White
  • Filbert brushes – #4, #8, and #12
  • Palette knives – 3” teardrop shape (if you want to paint with knives)
  • Razor scraper
  • Easel or Pochade box
  • 5 larger (12×16 up) canvases, canvas boards (or masonite boards)
  • 10 Small (8×10 – 11×14) Boards for Quick Studies
  • Odorless Thinner-Turpentine
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Drop Cloth
  • Apron and/or clothes suitable for painting

 

Optional Supplies

  • Carrier for wet paintings
  • Photos for subject reference

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