Mark Swazo-Hinds, Martha Kellar, Stephanie Hartshorn and Victor Gabriel to show at Sorrel Sky Gallery Santa Fe
SANTA FE, NM: August 23, 2016; Sorrel Sky Gallery announces the representation of four new artist: Native American sculptor Mark Swazo-Hinds, Native American silversmith Victor Gabriel, contemporary western and architectural painter Stephanie Hartshorn, and still life and figurative painter Martha Kellar. Each artist brings a unique perspective, a unique talent, and unique works to the gallery’s diverse gathering of artists.
Mark Swazo-Hinds, although influenced by traditional rituals and ceremonies, specializes in creating contemporary sculptural works of art for a contemporary audience. Mark enjoys working with Indiana limestone, Italian marble, Utah alabaster among other stones. He often uses natural red earth pigment for color, and shells and ancient pottery shards bundled in exotic feathers for ornamentation.
Martha Kellar, a New Mexico resident, has worked as a professional artist since 1979. However, she made her decision to become an artist at 6 years old while at her first art exhibition. The works of Rubens and other Baroque painters seen that day have continued to influence her still lifes, figurative works and landscapes. Originally painting only in pastels, she began using oils in 1989, and has since focused on this medium to recreate the beauty of her world.
Stephanie Hartshorn, a fourth generation Colorado native, started out as an engineering student, later turned to architecture as a way to develop her creative side, and ultimately began painting full-time in 2009. She looks for the sense of history in an object, observing and appreciating all its years of service. Structural themes are often seen in her work, giving attention to the complex beauty in the lines and curves of the manmade and natural worlds.
Victor Gabriel draws from the influence of the Washoe Indian culture that his grandmother instilled in him as a youth. His artistic talent is evident by his diverse styles, ranging from stamped silver work to contemporary inlay. He uses a variety of stones, from traditional turquoise, coral, lapis and sugilite, to semi-precious gems such as Australian and Mexican fire opal, carnelian, amethyst, citrine and chalcedony to mention a few.
Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells is thrilled to welcome these four artists to the gallery. “Each has such a singular vision and individual voice. The tangible results occupy a specific niche for visitors, collectors and clients of Sorrel Sky.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s fresh approach to Western art presents a select collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry for the discerning collector. Sorrel Sky Gallery was founded in Durango, CO in 2002 and opened its Santa Fe, NM location in 2014. It represents over 90 painters, sculptors and jewelers including bronze artist Star Liana York and jewelry artist Ben Nighthorse, among others.