Artists Sondra Fox and Don Swensen have teamed up to present an exhibit, “Wildlife of the World,” at Gallery On High, 5 E. High St., London.
An opening reception is planned for 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.
The exhibit opened Oct. 4 and runs through Oct. 27. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Fox graduated from the Cincinnati Art Academy with a degree in commercial art and design. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the National Wildlife Federation, and is a director of the London Visual Arts Guild. Fox has been an active race horse trainer for 45 years. She still rides a lead pony and works at Beulah Park in Columbus.
In 2010, Fox did her first one-artist show at Gallery On High. Titled “Sidetracked,” the show was filled with race track art, farm animals and portraits.
Regarding the current “Wildlife of the World” exhibit, Fox said, “It is my desire to show animals not often heard about rather than the horses, dogs and miscellaneous cartoons I am typically known for. I particularly have a fondness for antlered and horned species.”
Swenson was born with a passion and love for horses. He works in a variety of mediums, creating paintings and drawings of their soulful essence and form. His ability to paint and draw realistically comes from his past experience as a technical illustrator, self teaching, and current studies with internationally renowned oil and pastel artist, Lynda Collins-Pauley. He is a member of the London Visual Arts Guild.