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Champion, Inspired by American Pharoah

"Champion (Inspired by American Pharoah)," 6" x 8", acrylics on museum quality panel, inspired by none other than the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Haskell and Breeder's Cup winner American Pharoah. $329 includes shipping and handling to a US address, going home with the first one asking nicely.


And if you are so inclined to add a bit more of The Sport of Kings to your life, this link will take you to cell phone cases, shower curtains, tshirts and other products.

Fans of my work will remember that about this time last year, I was FINALLY able to share the honor of being chosen as the 2015 Kentucky Derby artist (the painting was created in secret last summer-fall). It was such a crazy thing to be offered the job, out of the blue - a perfect validation of the years spent creating and my horseless-yet-horse-crazy-racehorse-studded childhood.

Had anyone told me that 2015 would also be the year of a Triple Crown winner, I wouldn't have believed them. I hadn't seen one of those since my childhood. And yet, I got to see the first leg, live and in person, from a box seat at the finish line!

And then, last Saturday, American Pharoah showed the world what a superhorse looked like. Horse racing had a glorious day at Keeneland Race Track, capped off by a lone horse running easily ahead of the best in the world, ears up, having the time of his life.

I pieced this painting together from photos I took myself at various tracks, and every brushmark I made was filled with enormous gratitude. I couldn't have imagined a better fairy tale ending.
I am creating a series of small paintings similar to this one, all racing scenes, that will be heading to Spa Fine Art in Saratoga Springs, New York, in time for holiday gift giving. Please let me know if you are interested in having first dibs on these works.

Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,
Warmly, Kim 


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When My Better Half works nights (like he is tonite), I play while the sun's up and work at the end of the day. It's a fun change to my normal routine.

Today included a little day trip with one of my favorite peeps in one of our favorite places. It was a delight to enjoy each other's company while the rest of the world was at work.

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