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Western Beauty: Oil Paintings of Equines and Landscapes by Carol Ordogne

Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

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221 Highway 165
Suite B
Placitas, NM 87043






Wild Hearts Gallery

Phone: 505 361-2710
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The exhibition depicts the artist’s relationship with the rugged southwest landscapes and all the wildlife she is privileged to see every day. Runs through 12/02.


Carol Ordogne has lived in many beautiful places including California and Hawaii. However, the first time she visited the Southwest, the beauty of the landscape with its ever-changing light and colors captured her heart forever. The wildlife, especially the wild horses was the added bonus.   

Ordogne, who earned a BFA from the University of Hawaii and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from LSU, is the featured artist at Wild Hearts Gallery with her exhibition running from Nov. 6 through Dec. 2.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday Nov. 9 from 4-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Wild Hearts Gallery is located in Placitas, at the Homestead Village, 221-B State Highway 165, 2 ½ miles from I-25.

“Western Beauty” is about the artist’s relationship with the rugged southwest landscapes and all the wildlife she is privileged to see every day.  She is finding her artistic voice most recently in large plein air landscapes done in a single session with oil paints and a pallet knife although she also paints a variety of local birds in small formats. 

 “Life on the side of the Sandia mountain range is a constant source of inspiration.  Most days I get up at dawn and hike with my dog to watch the sun peek over the ridge.  The colors, the light and the rich shadows are always beautiful and set me to thinking of my next painting.”

 Wild Hearts Gallery is an artists' collective, supported by 14 longtime local artists. They are painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, printmakers, jewelers, woodworkers, glass, fiber and mosaic artists, who are committed to sharing with others the many ways they create. Wild Hearts Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.