To visit Spirit of Horse Gallery at SkyeLandeSea Farm is to immerse yourself in artful magic. It is a result not only of planning but also of minds open to serendipitous revelations.~ Sallie Wagner Brown
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Welcome to a virtual tour of my Spirit of Horse Gallery in our beautiful new home. Most of these special items you’ll see are for sale as of this December 2019 blog. Enjoy this tour and shop for the merchandise and artwork shown by clicking on the link for the payment page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I hope this will inspire those of you who live nearby to make an appointment for a special visit to our farm and studio. For those of you who live too far away hopefully you’ll feel a little more connected to my world.
Walk through the hobbit door to the
magic that awaits you…
My studio is a dream come true for me. After living for sixteen years in our sweet 100-year old 800 square-foot cottage on this beautiful 8-acre farm with our animals, it was time to spread my wings and move up to the knoll where we built our dream home, which we named Knoelle. I wanted a studio with plenty of space, and a cozy and hobbit-like feeling, and a room full of warmth and light.
Now walk through another door, with a round window
to view the treasures…
This room off my studio became the perfect location for my Gallery. Griffin cat waits to show you a place where all my artworks and special treasures for sale are displayed.
Welcome to the Gallery
We stained the wood to look like old barn wood that wraps around what was a cement foundation wall. What better place to display beautiful horse art!
The kitties love the ground floor level window where Rikki kitty met my mare Darma spontaneously for the first time. I just happened to grab my phone in time to take this picture!
As you enter the gallery to the right you will see memento’s of my business “The Fire Horse” that I started with my mother, Kay, in 1987. Shown is a photo of me presenting President Reagan with a portrait of his horse, and a letter written by Bo Derek thanking me for the painting I created of her stallion “Centauro” in “Field of Dreams”.
Now on to the Art!
These small prints are available to brighten up a corner of your home with horse energy and gold light. The small original sketch is a one of a kind creation.
The door in the background goes to our crawl space. We made it look like a barn door with vintage hinges and tie ring from the ruins of the old barn we found on the property. Can you see Rikki sneaking in for a peek?
My self-published book of beautiful art and inspirational poetry!
From the left top – this corner features “Comfort” a print of two wild horses sharing a bond of safety and friendship, framed in a handmade frame of stained pine, “Dawn Challenge” a print of an illuminated horse, “Dreamcatcher” a visionary original, and “Willing” an original pastel sketch. Along with my fun Art Stones.
This wall features the original “Courtship” Original pastel – one of my personal favorites – a wild mare and stallion inspired by horses I spent time with at Return to Freedom Sanctuary, drawn in pastel on transparent vellum paper, layered over handmade paper embedded with real flowers, and framed with horse hair, grasses and owl feathers. More Art Stones!
These Spirit Sketch card sets make unique and make wonderful gifts – (Sorry the llama basket isn’t for sale! : )
And more cards!
Shown here clockwise from top left is what I call a “Unique Print” – “Evening” is a hand embellished with iridescent pastel with added fall leaves making it a one-of-a-kind original. “Territory” the white stallion has always been a favorite, framed here in reclaimed barn wood, and “Watchful”, the eye of my beloved friend, the stallion Avenger, also framed in old barn wood.
Shown here on the left is the original of “Heaven and Earth” a piece created from a vision I experienced during teaching the Horse as Muse workshop with Linda Kohanov. Drawn on transparent vellum which adds a unique and elusive quality to the pastel textures. On the right is “Leeward”, a unique pose inspired by an Andalusian stallion named “Navarre”.
These works have deep dark hues so are difficult to photograph but if you click on the links you will see more aspects to their beauty. “Elysian” is a hand embellished print making it a one-of-a-kind original. “Stardust” is one of my personal favorites, a reclaimed original I bought back from its first owner, now re-framed and ready for a new forever home. “Blended Beings” an original pastel of two soul mates joined through life, facing the future as one.
Thanks for joining me in my gallery and studio. I hope you found a treasure along the way – or at least the dream of a treasure you will find someday…
There is a depth beyond the physical reality of the home and gallery at SkyeLandeSea. Nature is honored, and, in return, inspires visitors and the artist herself.
~ Sallie Wagner Brown
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