Being Thankful …

There’s a lot going on in the world these days that can distract us from all the things we’re thankful for. Simple, everyday things that make our lives richer and more meaningful. We thought it would be nice to pause and share with you what a few of us are thankful for … and encourage you to take a moment to think about what you’re thankful for.


Painting of a purple iris by Marlin Rotach

“I’m grateful for quiet moments. Those snippet of time found in each day that let me pause and reflect on life, they always lead to feelings of deeper gratitude. I love how the vibrant watercolors of Marlin Rotach provide those moments for me … his paintings have a brilliance and beauty to them that stop me in my tracks, slow me down, and make me reflect on all that surrounds me, all those I’m thankful for.” – Shanan Campbell, owner of Sorrel Sky Gallery Durango and Santa Fe


“I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, the cats that tap my forehead every morning and Alpaca kisses on my days off. I am also thankful for the amazing team I work with at Sorrel Sky. With more than 300 days of sun in New Mexico, I am thankful that each night’s sunset is another inspiration for a beautiful Stephen Day masterpiece.” – Jynii, Art Advisor and Gallery Manager

Oil painting of a golden twilight sky in New Mexico by Stephen Day as seen at Sorrel Sky Gallery

“I find myself grateful for simple things … heartwarming phone calls, pumpkin decor, and camping. For my incredible job and adventure filled weekends, for mountains and nature. I love how Shawn Gould’s paintings capture small details and remind me of those simple things, of what’s really important.” – Masha, Art Advisor and Assistant Manager


“I am so very thankful for my amazing and always supportive husband and children, our health and our safety. For being part of the Sorrel Sky family and the successes we’ve shared together this year, and for the beautiful art that surrounds me every day while I work! Currently in love with Kevin Red Star’s “Mountain Crow Ponies.” – Patie, Art Advisor and Gallery Manager

Acrylic painting of four ponies by Crow Indian artist Kevin Red Star

“I’m thankful for things that makes me and my family smile. A smile can turn any day, any moment into a memorable one. Elsa Sroka’s cows never fail to make me smile …. sheer happiness.” – Karen, Art Advisor


“I’m thankful for my daughters’ health and being here to watch them blossom into beautiful, caring, vibrant, and bold individuals. For me, the floral still-life paintings of Jerry Markham capture the vibrance and beauty that I see growing in my little ones.” – Stacey, Graphics Lead


Here are a few more pieces that have been reminding the rest of us what we’re thankful for … free-spirits, blue skies, western vistas, cozy blankets, collaboration, birds chirping and gliding, and more … enjoy!