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Sculpting-painting couple visits Knox Gallery

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"Idaho Schoolhouse" by Del Pettigrew

BEAVER CREEK — Knox Gallery, located at 46 Avondale Lane on the Beaver Creek Plaza, is hosting renowned husband and wife artists Martha and Del Pettigrew in the gallery now through Sunday. The show is open to the public, and both artists will be demonstrating their skills as sculptors and oil painters, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

WOMEN IN BRONZE

Martha Pettigrew, best-known for her renditions of indigenous women in bronze, is equally adept with a paint brush and oil paint. Her sculptures can be seen in the Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Collection in Avon, which features three of Martha's Bronzes: "The Drummer," "The Searcher" and "Coastal Spirits Monument." Her bronzes are also in many other municipal, state and private collections throughout North America and as far away as Dubai.

BRONZE WILDLIFE SCULPTURES

“Clients will enjoy watching Martha and Del and their unique approach with the creative process from clay to finished form.” Nancy AndresenArt consultant

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Del Pettigrew's bronze wildlife sculptures have been very popular among valley residents. Del also has a bronze in the Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Collection in Avon, which is "Crossing The Tundra." 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, Nebraska, 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.

"Clients will enjoy watching Martha and Del and their unique approach with the creative process from clay to finished form," said art consultant Nancy Andresen.

For more information, call Knox Galleries 970-949-5564 or visit the website at http://www.knoxgalleries.com.