Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poultry Art

Artist Lee Becker donated a copy of this card to each participant at the Cooking Heritage Chickens in the Heartland event in Lindsborg, Kansas last month. It's a reproduction of her painting of a Barred Rock.

Lee was attracted to the livestock on Frank Reese's Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, www.reeseturkeys.com, and began painting them. She now has a series of portraits of Rare Breeds. Her work is displayed at Small World Gallery in Lindsborg, http://web.mac.com/jrichardson4754/Site/Small_World.html, where she is an Artist in Residence. She works in watercolors, pastels, acrylics and hand-colored linoleum cuts.

This card will remain in my collection. I went looking for a card to send today, and found that I have many that are so beautiful that I am unwilling to part with them! This is one of them.