Audrie Mergelman

While pursuing my master’s degree in art, I painted plein air agricultural landscapes and
wrote my thesis about the environmental and historical importance of safeguarding these
homesteads. I loved the conceptual process, but it wasn’t the subject I truly wanted to be
painting. Since then I have unapologetically focused on painting the subject of the horse. I have painted thousands of horses over the years and I am still quite obsessed with capturing their form, gesture, and nature in various painting approaches. I have been very fortunate that esteemed art shows such as the CFD Western Art Show, the “America’s Horse in Art” at the American Quarter Horse Museum, the Mountain Oyster Art Show, the Goodnight Barn Art Show, and the Colorado Governor’s Art Show have supported my work towards this end.