From the studio of Sharon Crute...  
A few months ago, I committed to painting ten new western-themed pieces for my upcoming show in Prescott, Arizona. I began last November and this week, I completed painting number 10! They're in various sizes and range in subject from Indian Relay to driving cattle.

In between this series, I worked on several private commissions and a steeplechase painting created specifically for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. You may remember it from last month's newsletter: Good Night Shirt will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer.

I love to work.
Scroll down to see a some western paintings. 
43rd Annual Western Art Show & Sale
It's almost time! I'll be leaving soon for Prescott, Arizona to participate in my first western exhibit. It has been a blast to explore and paint this new subject. The show is May 27th - 29th on the historic Court House Plaza in downtown Prescott.

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Boys Will Be Boys
Boys Will Be Boys, 24"x36", oil on canvas.
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The Front Line
The Front Line, 18"x24", oil on canvas
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Whistle & Song
Whistle & Song, 18"x24", oil on canvas
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More Shows
Two of my paintings were accepted into this prestigious venue and they picked an Oklahoma stable area scene!

Small Works Show, May 13th-23rd
The Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington, VT 05201

Orange Bucket
Orange Bucket, 11"x14", oil on canvas
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and closer to old neighborhood:
5th Annual Beekman Street Art Fair
Beekman Street Art District, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
June 11th

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P.P.S. Don't forget to scroll down to see the archive...
Blast from the past...   
Every year a wonderful client commissions the Kentucky Derby winner to be painted on a small gold leaf panel. He called this past week to remind me. So, this year I'll be painting a portrait of Always Dreaming. Congratulations to trainer Todd Pletcher and the many owner connections!  

Nyquist, 2016 Kentucky Derby winner