Friday, February 7, 2014

The Quest for Toby Keith Kid's Korral by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, Contemporary Horse Paintings

  © G.O.D. Laurie Justus Pace      Graphics One Design 2013

On a Quest
36 x 48 inches Oil on Canvas. SOLD

The name came to me as I pushed to this point. It has to be 'On a Quest'.  The energy and colors compiling on this contemporary horse painting give forth the energy of horses running... not running for their lives, but in quest.  They are on a quest. The journey is not a predictable one, but they are confident in what surround them and the herd that travels together.  With trust and love the journey is always easier, even in the hardest times. Having people not only lift you up but support you and surround you with their energy and love make all the difference in the world. 

Here is something from Wikipedia on Toby Keith.  He and his wife are the people behind this wonderful foundation. This is about his beginnings in early life. You will see why Oklahoma and the people of Oklahoma are his extended family. 

"Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, the son of Carolyn Joan (née Ross) and Hubert K. Covel, Jr. He has a sister, Tonni, and a brother, Tracy. The family lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a few years when Keith was in grade school, but moved to Moore, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City) when he was still young. Before the family moved to Moore, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith during the summers. His grandmother owned Billie Garner's Supper Club in Fort Smith, where Keith became interested in the musicians who came there to play. He did odd jobs around the supper club and started getting up on the bandstand to play with the band. He got his first guitar at the age of eight. After the family moved to Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School, where he played defensive end on the football team.

Keith graduated from Moore High School and worked as a derrick hand in the oil fields. He worked his way up to become an operation manager. At the age of 20, he and his friends Scott Webb, Keith Cory, David "Yogi" Vowell and Danny Smith, with a few others, formed the Easy Money Band, which played at local bars as he continued to work in the oil industry. At times, he would have to leave in the middle of a concert if he was paged to work in the oil field.

In 1982, the oil industry in Oklahoma began a rapid decline and Keith soon found himself unemployed. He fell back on his football training and played defensive end with the semi-pro Oklahoma City Drillers while continuing to perform with his band. (The Drillers were an unofficial farm club of the United States Football League's Oklahoma Outlaws; Keith tried out for the Outlaws but did not make the team.) He then returned to focus once again on music. His family and friends were doubtful he would succeed, but, in 1984, Easy Money began playing the honky tonk circuit in Oklahoma and Texas."   Wikipedia

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion," Philippians 2:1

Laurie Pace
A Texas Artist 


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