Our artists are skilled at creating work that captures the essence of the new west. They come from all walks of life, and we’re honored that their work has found a home here at the Tracy Miller Gallery.Please direct purchase inquiries to the contact page. We ship to both domestic and international locations!
Britt considers herself a plein air painter at heart but when she started to travel to Ohio, Indiana and Rhode Island she developed a passion for painting cows. Britt says "I started with photographs and as soon as I painted them they came alive! Their expressions, stance and relationship to their environment makes them interesting and often very expressive subject matter. I love the way the light hits their backs and the different colors that reflect off their coats. I could paint their sweet faces all day!" I'm happy to introduce her work for the first time to collectors out here in the west, you'll love the luminous quality of her work!
"Denny uses all the wrong colors in just the right way!" Santa Fe artist, Denny Champlin is passionate about design and composition and attempts to fill the canvas with an "up close" look at the eye catching center of his attention. His vivid colors, simple lines and bold brush strokes combine for the high impact of his work. "If a blue buffalo or red bear isn't alarming to you-you may very well have found a new friend for your collection" I wholeheartedly agree!
Bill Colt hails from North Carolina. Recently retired from a career as a pilot, Bill now spends his time on his first love, painting vintage airplanes, cars, cows and all other subjects that interest him. Bill starts his work with heavy impasto, then continues to layer with old newspaper articles, magazine clippings, tourist brochures, engineering manuals and whatever else he can find from different eras. He then paints using transparent and opaque acrylics building up very dimensional subject matter. Plan on seeing much more of Bill's work if you eat at Del Frisco's steakhouses as they are having Bill paint his wonderful cows for their restaurants across the United States!
Rose hails from Tucson, AZ. A former photographer, Rose had a hunger to delve even deeper into the creative process of painting. Rose's strong use of color, design and composition are very apparent in her work. Always inspired by the Southwest, Rose loves to paint cowboys in action, colorful whimsical animals, horses, cowgirls and more! I am delighted to represent her work here in Colorado and introduce her beautiful paintings to collectors.
Ray-Mel hails from Dallas, Texas and spent more than 30 years as a professional illustrator working for clients as diverse as Frito Lay, Minute Maid, the Boy Scouts of America, Samsung, the Los Angeles Times and many more. Ray-Mel was inspired to start more fine art painting after a 1996 trip to New Mexico. I sure am glad to have found Ray-Mel and present his work here in Colorado.
Greg Dye is a Colorado based artist and spent many years as a commercial illustrator creating works for national agencies and design firms and whose clients included IBM, Coors Light, Kodak, McGraw Hill and American Express. Now a full time painter, Greg says his art is a reflection of his passion for the landscape, wildlife and people of the West. Greg applies paint in heavy and thick brush stokes creating a visceral experience for both himself and the viewer. I personally liken his work to that of a 21st Century Birger Sandzen, only with heightened color and bolder palette knife work, a must see in person!
Showcased as one of the Top One Hundred Illustrators in Illustrator's Annual and two books, Outstanding American Artists Today, Volume I & II, Will spent 30 years as an illustrator in the Midwest honing his skills in drawing and painting for many corporate clients. These days he has shifted his focus to painting full time and revels in all things that include horses from rodeo and cowboy scenes, to polo ponies and hunting scenes. When not painting, Will spends time with his sport horse, Ike, who also is his model for many of his paintings.
Sushe's work involves a combination of her ongoing interest in the American Regionalist and Modernist Art Movements from the 1930's and 40's and her desire to find new and different ways in which to depict the rhythms of life and the natural flow of motion found in nature. As a native of Colorado, she feels her work is all about the brilliant color, dramatic forms and shapes, and the intense lights and darks of the American Southwest. Although living in Denver now, Sushe was born and raised in Colorado Springs. Like her husband Tracy, she is well represented in the Museum collections of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver Art Museum and the Sangre de Christo Fine Arts Center.
The landscape of the West has always been a great influence on Tracy's painting and a constant subject. He uses exaggeration of the geology and the colors to express the drama and excitement of the landscape that he paints. Tracy's clouds are an instantly recognizable part of his work as well as his distinct color palette. Like his wife Sushe, he is well represented in the Museum collections of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, Denver Art Museum and the Sangre de Christo Fine Arts Center.
Coni uses her design background, coupled with innovative color ideas, to express a distinctive view of the landscape. She enjoyed a design career, primarily in San Francisco, stretching over 20 years. Coni is a member of the Plein Air Artists Colorado and Plein Air Painters New Mexico and a founding member of the San Luis Valley Painters. Her paintings are in collections, both public and private in the U.S, Canada and abroad.
Paul Hopman is from Tucson, AZ and has spent the last 42 years perfecting the art of scratchboard. He starts with a board covered with ink and scratches the animal into it using special tools. He then applies crushed pastel for color. The result is an extremely life like rendition capturing the beauty and spirit of his subject matter! Paul is people's choice award winner at many of the shows he attends, has been featured in Western Art Collector and is a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. We carry Paul's prints, please inquire about originals or commissions.
A native Coloradan, Peggy Judy studied illustration and fine art at Colorado State University, and upon graduation embarked on a career as a professional illustrator. When she married an equine veterinarian in 1988, Peggy was able to meld her passion for all things horse with her art, although she spent much of her time breeding, raising, training and selling Warmblood sport horses. Today, having raised her two children, she has more time for painting and a renewed vigor in it! Peggy has been invited to participate in the 2015 Coors Western Art Show and has exhibited in 4 museum shows! Quite an accomplishment for a new fine artist right out the gate!
For more than 40 years Buffalo Kaplinski has been a fine artist establishing himself in the Western U.S. Born in Chicago (1943) he studied at the American Academy of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. The lure of the Southwest took him to Taos, New Mexico in 1967 and he quickly began to establish himself as one of the finest watercolor and acrylic landscape painters with National recognition gained through his many one man shows. Buffalo loves to capture the mountains and streams of Colorado, the desert landscapes and rock formations of Utah and has traveled extensively throughout the world to capture different cultures and architecture in his works. Many of these works are framed, contact the gallery for a full picture.
Audrie is the fourth generation daughter of an original Colorado pioneer family and proud of her heritage. Her strong affinity for the landscapes and subjects of Colorado compels her to create paintings that preserve our Western culture. Her recent work is based on the social nature of horses and specific body language of horses. Her latest work seen below is a new direction as she explores surface patterns and colors meant to reveal the horses in the color fields. An avid horse lover who grew up riding, Audrie uses her perception of horse anatomy and gesture to emphasize specific aspects of their line and form.
Timothy Nimmo is a sculptor based in Colorado Springs, Co. His fluid and elegant bronze sculptures are inspired by ancient Scythian tattoos and represent the transition from the Spirit world into the physical world. The twisting and writhing of the animals is representative of the movement between the two realms. Timothy believes that good sculpture is a marriage of concept, style and execution. The finished patina is referred to as Paleo by Timothy and really looks like the rock art that inspired it. Timothy is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and an Associate Member in the National Sculptors Guild.
Theresa Paden is known for unique paintings that feature vivid colors and expressive brush work. She is an animal lover and avid horse woman who has a passion for painting horses, longhorns, wildlife, and people of the West. Inspired by the Fauves, she mixes bright colors and intense light with her expressive style to capture the heart and soul of her subjects. Mixed into the bright, bold pigments is a feeling of being in the physical and spiritual presence of her subjects.Paden earned her BFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, in 1983. Before turning her focus to fine art she was Senior Art Director at the NFL, where she designed Super Bowl logos, posters, tickets, and VIP invitations.
Colorado sculptor Victoria Parsons began her art career in 1991 after spending the previous 22 years as an accomplished rider, instructor and owner of an equestrian center in Columbus, Ohio. Victoria sculpts both one of a kind pieces in wood and ancient bristlecone pine and in clay, which are turned into the wonderful bronzes you'll see here. Victoria is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation and an associate member of the National Sculpture Society. Victoria truly captures the essence and personality of the animals she portrays.
Born and raised in Lehi, Utah, Ron attended BYU and majored in the Illustration Design program. He spent an internship in New York City at Illustration House where he studied under prominent artists and illustrators. Through both abstraction and realism, his art reflects his relationship with nature and his communication with the outdoors. When not in the studio, Ron is out hiking,fishing and drawing in the beautiful Wasatch Range near his home.
New Mexico native Peggy Trig grew up on cattle ranches in the northern part of the state. After studying fine art at UT in Austin, she received her degree in Fine Art Education from UNM and then she spent 23 years teaching high school art in Albuquerque. She and her partner Mike now reside in the small town of Questa just north of Taos. Peggy treasures the landscape of New Mexico, painting the high contrast of light with bright acrylic paint. Her paintings sing with energy and movement truly reflecting the land of enchantment.