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Powerful New Bull
Elephant giclee' print
Best In Show at
Manitou Springs Art
Home Show was a Huge
Success~ Big Thanks
to our Collectors and
by Stephen Koury
African Bull Elephant
and fork tailed Drongo.
48"x30" limited edition
canvas giclee' print
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GLACIER LILLY HEAVEN~
LAKE IRWIN, CO _______________________________
(Stephen, Sage, & Necia amongst the glacier lillies~)
Early summer started with snow on the ground, but within days delicate yellow flowers peeked their heads out. Soon the snow melted, and the hillsides were covered with a carpet of yellow sunshine, Glacier Lillies. Glacier Lillies are edible and add a delightful splash of color to a salad. They range from sweet to spicy.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER AT HIS ALMA MATER~
Stephen was honored to be the key note speaker at his alma mater, Holbrook High School in Holbrook, AZ . He inspired graduating students by sighting his own incredible journeys through life.
HOW THE ELEPHANT PAINTING WAS BORN____
It was my second summer in Africa, and I was working as a naturalist leading photo safaris. My vehicle had six American tourists and a south African driver. We were on a two track dirt road moving from our old camp to a new one and game viewing while we drove. As we rounded a corner this Big Beautiful Bull Elephant stepped out in front of us, the situation startled him and surprised us!
He immediately became larger, fanning his ears and kicking up dust, coming towards us, we immediately began backing up, the driver trying his best not to jackknife the small luggage trailer we were towing. As we backed down the road the Elephant continued to move towards us. I remember telling the people to sit tight and not panic and I photographed as we continued backwards, the rover lurched to a stop, I glanced at my rear view mirror and the trailer was sideways, we could go no further.
On came the Elephant, it was pretty tense for a moment! He came to a stop at the very front of the vehicle, followed by a cloud of dust, somehow at this point I felt we were alright! He seemed satisfied that we had backed off, as my eyes traveled from the tip of his trunk which was at ground level up to his eyes, I could tell he had calmed down. Looking in his eyes I felt wisdom, a calmness instead of the rage that I expected. He shook his head one more time, emitting a huge cloud of dust and turned and was gone!
BEST IN SHOW AWARD
MANITOU SPRINGS, CO__________________
There were over 100 artists in the Manitou Springs Art Festival. Stephen received the Best In Show Award. He was chosen out of all mediums.
HOME & STUDIO SHOW SUCCESS!
Our Home & Studio Show was a huge success! A Big Thank you to all of our friends and collectors. You make it happen. Hope to see you soon! Stephen
Top left clockwise-1) Steve gave presentations in his new studio and next to the studio was the originals tent with over 30 originals- 18 of which sold the first day they showed. We also had a print tent with all the new prints. 2) Zephyrhills High School Art students visited the show. 3) Sage, wants a moment of Daddy’s time. 4) (center) Preview Party attendants trying to narrow down their choices 5) Guests studying the incredible originals at the show. 6) Great food & drinks. 7) Steve’s brother, Danny, played classical guitar for the event. Sage unwinds and gets a few tips on the guitar from her Uncle Danny. 8) Good friends Maybeth Davis, Gary Davis, and Marty Higgenbothem bringing fun & good cheer. We love you all!