Husband-wife artists visit Beaver Creek’s Knox Gallery
Ryan Summerlin July 3, 2013
Knox Gallery, Beaver Creek Plaza, is hosting renowned husband and wife artists, Martha and Del Pettigrew in the gallery, Thursday through Sunday. Open to the public, both artists will demonstrate their skills as sculptors and oil painters from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Martha, best-known for her renditions of indigenous women in bronze, is equally adept with a paint brush and oil paint. Her work is found in public, municipal, state and private collections throughout America and as far away as Dubai. Recipient of numerous awards, Martha says, “If I have achieved my goal as a sculptor the viewer will feel an emotional attachment and sense of pride, dignity and serenity with the subjects.”
Del’s bronze wildlife sculptures have been very popular among valley residents. His larger pieces, mostly bears and bird pieces, are found in private gardens, museum and municipal collections. Del also enjoys oil painting and especially is fond of figurative subjects. Born in Lincoln, Neb., Del’s first exposure to sculpture was when a neighbor formed a boy’s arts and craft club, held in a former chicken coop.
There his first sculpture was a wooden bas-relief of a Mallard duck landing in a marsh. His interest in wildlife and domestic animals never waned. Pettigrew draws his inspiration from his experiences as a boy hunting and fishing, and later just observing wildlife in nature.
Art consultant, Nancy Andresen, says “Clients will enjoy watching Martha and Del and their unique approach with the creative process from clay to finished form.”
For more Information call Knox Galleries 970-949-5564 or visit the website at www.knoxgalleries.com.