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,, and began painting them. She now has a series of portraits of Rare Breeds. Her work is displayed at Small World Gallery in Lindsborg,, 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.