Audrie MergelmanPainting and art have been an essential part of my entire life. Some of my earliest memories include standing at the corner of my father’s easel and watching him paint images of cowboys and wildlife.
My current work is a mixture of representational and abstracted equine imagery. I have three subjects of fairly equal weight—the gestural figure of the horse, the aesthetic principles of abstract design, and the process of mark-making with paint. Flattened planes, vivid color relationships, and images that come in and out of focus are important components to my work.
Along with the 2018 CFD Art Show, exhibitions for this year include the CO Governor’s Show, the AQHA Hall of Fame, and the Mountain Oyster Club.