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July 10, 2009

Cover Art - 07/10/09

Red & White & Yellow by Ellen A. Gavin

Ellen A. Gavin knew at a young age that art would be her passion; she began painting and drawing when she was 4 years old. As a child and adolescent she drew only horses, dreaming about owning a pony. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Temple University (Pa.) and is a full member of the American Academy of Equine Art.

After a long and successful commercial art career in New York, Gavin is dedicating herself to fine art.

“My style is painterly…displaying realism, without fussy detail,” she said. “I like to explore a fleeting moment within the mood of the day.”

Gavin, Millville, N.J., a past competitor in the hunter and equitation rings, now rides occasionally when not painting.

This week’s cover, Red & White & Yellow, is an 11" x 14" oil in the collection of Lorraine Sterling, Paoli, Pa.