Watercolorist transforms love of horses into award-winning art | TheUnion.com

Watercolorist transforms love of horses into award-winning art

Chris Rankin, a graduate of Bear River High School, has turned her love of horses into elegant, award-winning watercolors. She will have an artist’s reception at The Louvre Art Gallery on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Rankin has been a fixture in the barns at the Nevada County Fairgrounds during the Draft Horse Classic for several years now, along with her paints and folding chair. The result is a collection of scenes from this event that have jurors saying such things as: “… this watercolor evokes strong emotion through its excellent, though subtle, execution. The soft palette is very effective.”

Admirers of the gentle giants will find much to enjoy in Rankin’s work.

The gallery is located at 124 E. Main St. in Grass Valley (across from City Hall). Call Gordon Sparks at (530) 272-3733 or go online to http://www.TheLouvre Gallery.com to learn more.

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