Gloria was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She moved to Lexington, KY, 20 years ago. For the last 10 years she has been working as an Art, Culture and Spanish Teacher at Maxwell Elementary School, which is a Spanish Immersion program in Fayette County Public Schools. As a Latino, she has a great passion for colors and as a Lexington resident she has a big passion for horses which she combines these two elements to express the harmony, the stateliness, the power, the innocence of the appeased wild spirit of the horses by using acrylic in different ways as a main medium.
She loves the idea that Art can be relaxing and fun that makes her feel that she can fly through her imagination using colors.
She initially started painting murals for local daycares and different customers. In the summer of 2015, she participated at the Latino Art Gallery “Blend” and in Autumn of the same year at the Art Exhibition, “Beyond the Horse”, she donated some of her pieces to the Versailles Montessori, Casa de la Cultura Hispana de Lexington and other organizations in order to contribute to raise money for their foundations. This year she is planning to participate in more exhibitions.
Bob Bunting is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He is an Artist/Graphic Designer/Illustrator and a Photographer for 38 years.
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist originally from Winchester, Kentucky. Her work can be found in Cracked Eye Publications, SQ Magazine, and in literary journals such as Blue Moon and From The Wellhouse.
She currently lives in Georgetown with her husband, their two children, and an ornery old dog.
Kim grew up in NH. She started taking extra art classes, outside of elementary school, as a young child. Her Grandmother was an Artist, who exhibited in NY City, NY. She encouraged her to pursue that avenue in her life. So Kim attended and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in Maine, and went on to get a BA in Studio Art at, Hollins University in Virginia, (known as, Hollins College when she was there).
As a lifelong horse owner and competitor in Show Hunters/Jumpers, it seemed natural to combine the two interests.
Kim was one of the first members of Stoner Creek Arts, after moving here from Texas in 2001. She participated in the very first Bourbon Barrel Art Project in Paris, Sponsored by, (back then), the Stonerside Farm. Her barrel is still on display in the Court building on Main Street in Paris, KY.
As of recent years, due to time constraints and focusing on breeding TB Race/Sport horses, she has mainly turned to photography, but she did paint one of two barrel’s auctioned-off at the very first Secretariat Festival. Mr. John Sosby, from Claiborne asked her to do it. She was honored and it still sits in Sannie Overly’s office, which is also on Main Street in Paris, KY.
Wendy is a native of Lexington, KY, where she currently resides. She has had a love of horses for as long as she can remember. As a young women, she worked as an exercise rider at Keeneland, riding in the mornings and then driving to Bourbon County, in the fall, to break yearlings at Runnymeade Farm and Rolling Meadows farm.
She began painting her friends and coworkers pets on rocks as a hobby to fulfill her creative callings. “I love presenting the finished art project to the new owners and watching their faces light up with joy over seeing their beloved pet immortalized on a rock.”
A self-taught artist with several mentors along the way, Wendy has expanded her work to include oils on canvas and pure pigment pastel art. She currently works as an Operating Room Nurse at the University of Kentucky Hospital.
Check out her span of creations on Facebook: https://facebook.com/RockinArtWendyFoley
Experienced artist impressionist technique of painting in acrylic on canvas medium. Extensive community involvement and fundraiser participation. Experienced in Live Demonstration workshops and art classes.
- Maria Machado Guevara Art Center, Ciudad Bolívar Venezuela
- Arturo Michelena School of Art, Valencia, Venezuela
- Premio Nacional de Pintura Profesores Arte de Venezuela 1993-1994
- Urban Mural Aeropuerto Valencia, Venezuela
- Ceiling mural restoration, work for Fayette District Commissioner 2010
- Ceiling mural restoration, historic home 4th Street, Louisville KY, July 2012
- Exhibition Capturing the Art of Sport, Berea KY, September 2013-March 2014
- Bourbon Barrell Display Art Project, 2013
- Yearly Jurored Art Show Participation
- Cherokee Park Art Festival, Louisville, KY
- Mandarin Art Festival, Jacksonville, FL
- Mayfest Art Festival, Lexington, KY
- Lower Town Arts and Music Festival, Paducah, KY
- Louisville Festival of the Arts at Summit, Louisville, KY
- Arts on the Green, LaGrange, KY
- East Side Millennium Festival, Chicago, IL
- Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Bardstown, KY
- Mellwood Art Festival, Louisville, KY
- Benches on Parade Art Festival, Itasca, IL
- Madison Chautaugua Festival of Art, Madison, IN
- St James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY
- Berea Summer and Fall Art Festival, Berea, KY
- Las Olas Art Fair, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Charlotte Fine Art Festival, Charlotte, NC
- Ocala Art Festival, Ocala, FL
- Old Ham Fine Art Show at Quality Place, LaGrange, KY
- Junior League Holly Days Art and Gift Market, Louisville, KY
- The Bourbon County Secretariat Festival, Paris, KY
Honors and Awards
- First Place, Kentucky Bluegrass Pride Rain Barrel Project, 2012
- Featured Artist, Chevy Chase Magazine, Summer 2013
Non Profit and Fundraising Participation
- Lexington Humane Society
- Artist Stand Up Against Poverty
- Junior Art League of Louisville
- Junior Art League of Lexington
- Berea Art Center
- Legal Aid, Louisville, KY
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Louisville, KY
- KET Educational Painting Workshop Participation
- Painting with Enrique TV Show, Time Warner Cable 2010-2012
- Painting with Enrique Workshops 2013-current, Lexington Green Artique, Lyric Theater
- Radio Show Guest Artist “Curtains at 8” WUKY-FM 91.3 Lexington, February 2014
- Big Maracas Band, Lead Singer
Brenda (Sue) Lynch
A Lady of Dreams
(Motto: Imagine – Create – Share)
“Sue” grew up on a farm in rural Madison County, Kentucky. She was always drawing and she was the, “Unofficial Artist” of Red House Elementary. Upon Graduating from Madison Central High School, she received the “Art Award”. Sue enrolled in the Art Department at Eastern Kentucky University. However, after two semesters, she found this choice was not a good fit and then she switched to an Agriculture major where three years later, she was the first Female to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from EKU with an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture! No wonder Sue enjoys growing, arranging and painting flowers and other plants as well.
A proud Mom of three and Grammy to eight, fantastic Grandchildren!!! Sue’s life “responsibly, revolved around nurturing her children. She believes that, “Parenting is a job that when done correctly, you work yourself right out of a job.” Her “job” in that area has been reduced to an advisory role so she is now enthusiastically launching into her own Dreams; Being an Artist, Writer and Photographer.
She is a member and the Secretary for Stoner Creek Arts. She has participated in the Paris Art Walk and is a member of three Art Guilds. She has done several barrels for the Secretariat Festival’s Barrel Mane-ia Project.
Sue is looking forward to a life filled with adventure and most of all she is excited about developing and sharing her Artistic Talents.
Repurposed Wire Artist
Dacelle is a central Kentucky native. She holds both her Bachelors & Masters degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She has been creating her wire sculptures since 1988 and uses various types of recycled or reclaimed wire to sculpt her creatures. She originally used only baling wire from many central Kentucky horse farms to make equine figurines, now she uses copper and aluminum along with the hay wire. She will occasionally take special orders and use drawn sterling silver or gold wire. She makes all forms of creatures, finned, furry or feathered, though she focuses on the equestrian athlete and companion. Her pieces range from wearable to life size, each one is unique and hand crafted using only gloves and pliers. The proceeds from her art sales go to help support her farm and all the rescued, rehabilitated and repaired animals that she personally fosters or adopts. If you would like to contact Dacelle about one of her pieces or would like a special order, please feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina is a Kentucky native. She has been an Artist her whole life. She says she has a “God given Talent”. She is an award winning, multi-talented Artist. She is very creative and works with a variety of mediums and materials.
She is the President of Stoner Creek Arts in Paris, KY, since 2007 and is the Artistic Director for The Secretariat Festival’s Barrel Mane-ia Project, since 2008.
The name of her Art Business is: “Through Different Eyes”. You can contact her by e-mail at: email@example.com or look her up on Facebook.
Tony is a native of Kentucky. He is the son of Brenda & Gayle Sosby of Paris, KY. He is the husband of Brenda L. (Goodpaster) Sosby. They have three children.
He worked in the horse industry for twenty-five years, on world renown Horse Farms such as; Stone Farm, Gainesway Farm and Lochness Farm.
Due to an accident with a six-foot bush-hog and tractor, on April 30, 2002, Tony lost both of his legs, but not his spirit and creativity. After recovering, he obtained his GED and attended Maysville Community and Technical College to pursue an Art Career. He Graduated in June, 2014. Tony can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff Sullivan used to draw other kid’s homework in grade school because he liked to draw and he had a supportive teacher who didn’t mind. He never stopped.
He was also a big fan of Comic Book art, especially Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee and David Mack.
Later in life he thought he would try painting after seeing artwork from Christian Lassen and Dale Terbush. He was still a fan of Comic Book Art.
In his mid twenties, he went to the University of Kentucky to study art and become better in both drawing and painting. He drew lots of people and regularly got praise from his classmates. He also studied three semesters of Graphic Design and fell in love with his Book Making class. He still makes books and still likes Comic Book art.
Today he shows his art wherever he can and where ever people will let him. His work has appeared in the Lexington Arts and Science Center, The Community Arts Center in Danville, The Upstairs Gallery in Ashland, Manx Gallery Jewelers in Midway, Several times at The Kentucky Theater, The Lexington Art League, Common Grounds, The Gallery in Lexington and also at The Gallery at Edison College in Ohio. In 2011 he was also chosen to appear in the local juried show “Glories of the Garden” for the fifth year in a row and has appeared in several “Art of the Cathedral” shows in Lexington. In 2007, his work, “Awaiting the Sign” was accepted to be In The Color Pencil Society of America’s Annual exhibit in Seattle. In 2009, he had two pieces accepted in the Creative Harvest Exhibit in Paris Kentucky. Today he has Art work at the Maple Tree Gallery in Danville, Broadway Clay in Frankfort and an exhibit hanging at Barns and Noble in Lexington.
He also has done commissioned portraits, residential murals, and two Corvette hood liners (hey, don’t laugh, those paid well!). Today he lives with his wonderful wife and five precious cats.
Alison Thompson is a resident of Bourbon County. She is mother to two children, Billy and McLain. Professionally, she is a legal assistant and part-time farmer, (horses and beans). Artistically, Alison’s primary medium is photography. She was inspired to create bourbon barrel art by both the historic and current influences bourbon has within the County. The barrel’s design will reflect this confluence of time.
Alison is a former president of Stoner Creek Arts and currently is a board member of the Paris Main Street Program.
Kentucky Green Studio
Kathy owns Kentucky Green Studio / SoapWerks, located in Paris, Kentucky. It is a family business (3 generations of Werking Women), making natural body products, home care products, and soy wax candles since 1997. SoapWerks’ products are made in small batches, using high quality ingredients. Kathy teaches young people at her studio, introducing them to the world of shapes, colors, and textures. She also teaches home-schooled children and offers an after-school program.
In addition, Kathy makes jewelry from recycled gift cards and vintage buttons. The labels on Soapwerks’ products are reproductions of Kathy’s original paintings. Kathy is a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Marketing program, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Kentucky Proud, and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.
Georgia is a retired art teacher from eastern KY. She taught in Bourbon County during the 1960’s. Her student’s will fondly remember her as, “Ms. Sargent”, instead of “Ms. White”.
Georgia studied Art at a college in Huntington, W. VA. She also studied at UK, under John Fuska. His influence got her into sculpturing and watercolor. Georgia has studied with many Artists over the years from Ohio to Florida.
Now that she has retired, Georgia likes to explore more opportunities to endeavor in facets to her choosing. Georgia loves teaching and painting portraits. She mostly works with watercolors and acrylics. Georgia believes we are all creative beings and that at any age, we can venture into active participation in the visual arts and find our individual style of expression…under basic instructing principles and guidance.
Agustin has lived in the United States as an artist for eighteen years. After living in California and Arizona he moved to Kentucky thirteen years ago. He is an artist of many skills, which includes sketch design, acrylic painting for exterior and interior applications, oil painting, murals, landscaping, portraits, and airbrush technique.
Growing up in Veracruz, Mexico, he was constantly surrounded by the natural beauty of the coastal region’s beaches, the sky with ever changing sunrises and sunsets, and colorful fishing boats that painted a landscape that is forever engraved in his heart and is a part of who he is. As a young boy, painting came naturally to him. Agustin started sketching and drawing and later studied art in Veracruz and Mexico City. His passion for art defines who he is and is a way of expressing himself. He has always been in awe of how nature gifts us with the beauty of her creation; the colors that we find in the changing sky, on earth, and on the water are a wonderful manifestation of pure beauty. He allows himself the opportunity to observe nature, to understand it, and study its movement as a way of becoming one with creation. The ability to create art that is a semblance of nature or that marks a moment in life is a gift I don’t take for granted.
Through his art he is also able to express his culture and heritage. He takes great pride in his pre-Hispanic roots and his art reflects that Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec identity. Much of Agustin’s commissioned work and mural projects carry out this theme of pre-Hispanic influence.
When he paints, he likes to be relaxed and at ease. He enjoys painting with background music or the sounds of natural surroundings. This allows him to be enveloped in the moment and in his work. He finds great joy and satisfaction in a finished art piece. Life is a series of decisions we make. If you have a desire to do something, you have to do it. He wants to paint, so he paints. If he did not have the ability to express himself through art, it would be as if he were not living.
If you would like to contact Agustin, his e-mail is: email@example.com