Equine Artists of the World Celebrate the Horse

Karen Cooper


Our turn to go home

Panel before
Artist Comments: The panel is a dedication to our friend, Greg Conley, who lived the dream of a vintage cowboy every day of his life. For the last two years he has suffered from bone marrow cancer. I had been lucky enough to do a photoshoot with him a number of years ago to get references for a surprise portrait gift and have painted him many times. He was a great model and a good friend. He was a true horse whisperer, a man who could fix anything and a devoted family man. He passed quietly in his sleep on May 6, 2008. Greg's constant companion was his horse, Strawberry, thus the title "Our turn to go home."