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Sonia Reid paints at Horton Fine Art in Beaver Creek

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"Round Up," by Sonia Reid. Reid will be painting live at Horton Fine Art in Beaver Creek on Friday, Nov. 27.
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What: Artist Sonia Reid in residence. Visit with the artist as she works on her latest canvas.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27.

Where: Horton Fine Art, 156 Beaver Creek Plaza, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Free; artwork available for sale.

More information: Call 970-949-1660, or visit www.walthortonfineart.com.

BEAVER CREEK — What do wildlife conservation and beautiful oil paintings have in common? That’s an easy question for acclaimed artist and wildlife conservationist Sonia Reid.

“My goal,” Reid said, “is to inspire and educate others through my passion for wildlife, nature and art. I travel to the wildest areas of Africa and North America to absorb the sights, sounds and scents and bring those experiences to life on canvas.”

Reid’s paintbrush is the tool she uses to safeguard animals she loves. The artist’s intense efforts to bring the life and energy of nature’s wild creatures into her artwork, the artist did not use horses from a local stable as models for her latest equine series. Instead, she visited and revisited a herd of wild horses in northern Colorado until she knew them by name.

“My mission is to record the story and pass the message along, a message of preservation, protection and celebration of wildlife,” Reid writes on her website. “My happiest moments are when the paintings connect with others who share the passion and understand the story.”

Learn more about Reid and view her work at http://www.soniareid.com.




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