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December 30, 2014

Touched by a Painting – Western Horseman

A side street in urban Denver, Colorado, is an unlikely place to find bales of hay tucked around a doorway obscured by a black cloth. But it’s how I knew I was where I was supposed to be.

June 29, 2013

Now Let Me Just Tell You One Thing

Above, you see a picture of Cora, 8-year-old daughter of horse guru Cam Schryver, talking to Duke Beardsley, western artist and auxiliary Duke. I haven’t asked either Beardsley or Cora exactly what wisdom she is sharing here, but I imagine it to be either some sage advice or probing question.

Earlier that day, Cora and I were riding near each other to gather the herd to a corner for branding. At one point, she moseys over. Though her legs are only

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June 8, 2011

Ranchlands Artist Gathering

We chat to Duke Beardsley and Jill Soukup

Jill Soukup  

What makes the Zapata Gathering different rom other gathering for you?
I specifically enjoy the study of horses, the aspect of being around other artists, and the connection with the Phillips family.
What are your main inspirations and influences?
My main inspirations and influences are hangin’ with horses. I read a lot of art books, and I attend a lot of different art shows to expose myself to other artist’s work.
What’s your favorite medium to

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