Black & White & All The Shades In Between: Karmel Timmons Shows The Darkness In The Light

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Karmel Timmons

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Location: Wyoming, USA

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Karmel Timmons is a renowned american artist, known for her detailed graphite drawings for over 20 years. Her work has been featured in the best equine magazines in America, like Southwest Art, and Western Horseman, as well as art shows like Coors Western Art Show, Denver, CO; Buffalo Bill Western Art Show and American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, KY.

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Using her unique skills in capturing and displaying the mood of her equine subjects  through her hard earned skills, Karmel’s western art has bee displayed at top art shows and publications. As a child, she drew daily, whether it was crayons, paints or pencils. When she was a young adult, she moved to rural Colorado, where the mountains and western way of life was her daily muse. She has now moved to the plains of Wyoming, viewing the Big Horn mountains for a change of scenery and finding new inspirations for her art in the years to come.

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TFS: Who is your favorite artist?

KT:  It’s really hard to pick just one! I love all kinds of art and have the good fortune to know many wonderful artists, but if I had to narrow it down to an equine artist, I’d have to say Andre Pater. He mainly does sporting and racing art and accomplishes textures and light with pastels that are downright inspirational.

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TFS: If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing now?

KT: I like to think that I’d still be in a creative field. Doing some kind of design work, perhaps fabric/wallpaper design or graphic design. I am having a lot of fun doing some of my own graphic design work right now and wish I would’ve learned that earlier.

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TFS: Do you own any horses now or ride?
KT: I used to have 4 horses. They were my muses and if I ran into a tricky spot on a drawing, I’d go out and observe my horses and figure out where I was going wrong. Once I became a full-time professional artist I traveled a lot and decided to sell my horses as it was clear to me that I was never going to have the time to spend with them that they needed and at the same time, be able to devote myself to making a living at art. I was very sad to see them go, but I have lots of friends that have horses and they are more than happy to let me come over and get my horse fix in.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jim Wyckoff says:

    Wow. They are beautiful drawings. Thank you for sharing all this great equine art.

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    1. Shya Beth says:

      Thank you, Jim!!

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