Presentation Of My Painting At The Calgary Stampede

I received one of the biggest honours of my art career this year.  I was commissioned to do the official sponsorship painting.  The theme was The Calgary Stampede, Community Spirit, Community Involvement.  Copies will be made and given to all the major sponsors.  

It was are real challenge for me because I’m not really a western artist and this was the first time I have ever painted horses.  I’m very pleased because I think they look like horses.  It’s also quite large for a watercolour, 24 x 36.

Rex Beanland, Calgary Stampede, Community Spirit, Community Involvement, watercolour 24 x 36

Calgary Stampede, Community Spirit, Community Involvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was an official presentation of the painting in a very exclusive saloon for the sponsors.  Everything was absolutely first class and as the official artist, my wife, Susan and I were treated like royalty.  Wonderful dinner and front row seats to the chuckwagon races and the Grandstand Show.  A night to remember and as I mentioned a great honour.

The painting was officially unveiled and there was a lot of interest in it.  I was particularly pleased because many people there were real horse people and they all OK’d my efforts.

 

Rex Beanland, With Vice Chair, Dana Peers and CEO, Warren Connell, Stampede Presentation

With Vice Chair, Dana Peers and CEO, Warren Connell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, With Dana Peers, Vice Chair of Calgary Stampede, Stampede Presentation

With Dana Peers, Vice Chair of Calgary Stampede

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, Unveiling The Painting, Stampede Presentation

Unveiling The Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, People Take Photos, Stampede Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, There was a lot of interest in the painting, Stampede Presentation, Stampede Presentation

There was a lot of interest in the painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rex Beanland, Some of the wives were very interested in art, Stampede Presentation

Some of the wives were very interested in art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I no idea years ago when I started painting that there would be such pleasant surprises in store.

Many thanks to the Calgary Stampede.

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