Over the past few months, we’ve been expanding our representation to include several additional artists and we’re excited to introduce you to them! This growth reflects the gallery’s dedication to curating a distinctive and progressive collection of artwork for art enthusiasts. Enjoy this brief introduction, and be sure to explore more of their work in person and online. Please feel free to contact the gallery with any questions.
“By adding these artists … our world is broadened in a beautiful way”Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery
MARK DZIEWIOR found a whole new world opened to him through sculpture, bringing a depth and breadth to his work that he missed when creating two-dimensional art. “My work has evolved to a whole new level through sculpture…I can encourage people to touch, hold, and have a tactile experience with sculpture that I couldn’t with my paintings.”
LISA GORDON sculpts horses balanced on spheres, walking through hoops, straddling pedestals, swaying on rockers, or bouncing on springs. These powerful creatures in whimsical scenes are a metaphor for the human experience. “The horse is the figure through which I actualize my ideas. It becomes a tangible bridge between the viewer and me.”
JERRY MARKHAM enjoys painting anything that captures his interest. For him, it is not so much about the subject as what draws and inspires him to paint each piece and how it is expressed. “My approach involves the use of simplified shapes and lines to produce curvilinear forms. Capturing the grace and elegance of my subjects is a primary goal.”
ROBERT MCCAULEY paints every day in his hand-built studio. While his paintings are rooted in the tradition of 19th century American Romanticism, his narratives are contemporary, timely, and relevant. “I see paintings as being very conceptual, not just paint and canvas. I’m trying to rewrite the history of the way man and nature had first contact.”
LINDA GLOVER GOOCH makes multiple trips and spends many hours on location. She finds the challenges of Plein Air painting rejuvenating, giving her the needed fuel to work indoors, as she brings larger studio pieces to life. “I want to bring a quiet peace to people. I hope viewers will receive something more than the visual.”
DOYLE HOSTETLER now concentrates on his wildlife artwork after 30 years of design and illustration in architecture and construction. He finds the illustration, rendering, and design has translated well to oil painting. “My confidence grows with each canvas completed … fresh with a head full of ideas and a passionate yearning to turn loose my hands.”
JIMMY POYER uses an inlay technique he learned from well-known Navajo jeweler Jimmy Harrison. While developing his own style, he has resisted the temptation to have others produce his work or cast his designs. He proudly crafts each of his designs by hand from sheet silver, wire, and natural stones.
WILSON & CAROL BEGAY have been practicing their craft since 1969. The acknowledged masters of the art of sand-cast jewelry, this husband and wife team come from families well-known for their jewelry making. Traditional sand-cast jewelry is a unique Navajo art form and they work closely, designing and casting bracelets, buckles, bracelets, concho belts, and rings.
OF RARE ORIGIN approaches jewelry as wearable poetry, at once elegant and intriguing. Of Rare Origin is Leslie Tcheyan, Octavia Giovannini-Torelli, and Thea Giovannini-Torelli. “In our pieces, there’s always a little something that makes you look again…ultimately we hope to make you feel beautiful, but we also want to create that spark of connection.”
Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery, shared her thoughts on how these new artists bring an expanded view to the gallery, “We may feel like our world has gotten smaller during these unusual times. However, by adding these artists and their work to the gallery — paintings, jewelry, and sculpture — our world is broadened in a beautiful way.”