Audrie Mergelman

 A few years ago, I broke the first rule of buying a horse: Don’t buy a horse for its color. It proves to be sound advice. However, it is hard to resist when your connection to horses is aesthetic as much as it is utilitarian.  I do study his shape and his color as much as I struggle with everything else we try to do together. My connection with horses underlies my goal to portray horses realistically in anatomy, posture, and disposition; even though I intentionally work with abstraction, loose brushwork, and vivid color.  

 Along with the Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show, I have recently exhibited at the “America’s Horse in Art Show” at the American Quarter Horse Museum, the Goodnight Barn Invitational Show, and the Mountain Oyster Art Show.