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The Diverse Art of Val Moker

Val Moker and I became friends a number of years ago.  We would run into each other at different times as we share the same profession, teaching.  We also share a passion for horses, but from different perspectives.  Val is an artist and I’m a breeder. So of course what did we talk about when we met; horses of course.  We would talk art and horses and one thing led to another and we discussed her doing a logo for our business.

She came out to the ranch with her husband and she brought her camera.  The result is the acrylic painting of Apache Kid Galahad and Apache Solar Dancer entitled Sentinels.  The image has become our logo for our ranch and website. We also, at the Mokers’ suggestion, had the image put on the side of our horse trailer and as you can see the result is fabulous.

Last fall Val produced her Ghostwind painting. This is a painting of our stallion HMH Phantom Spirit. You can see this stunning work of art on her web site. The first time I saw the painting in a show, it left me breathless and a little teary. Our boys have been well represented by Val's talent. Below you will find her bio.

 

Val Moker is best known as an award winning painter of western art. She is a recipient of the Best New Artist Award at the Calgary Stampede’s, Western Art Showcase, the Peoples’ Choice Award at the Canadian Portrait Academy, and has followed up with other citations including the Will Rogers Medallion Award from the Academy of Western Artists in Oklahoma. Val’s artistic talents extend to figurative, equine and nature painting.

Moker’s paintings have appeared in venues ranging from Cowboys & Indians Magazine and Kennedy Publications’, Best of Worldwide Oil Book, to Hollywood’s Motion Picture and Television Fund - Golden Boot Awards. She has completed commissions ranging from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and Englishman’s Boy Productions, to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in the United States.  Val’s work is included in numerous collections including the Shurniak Art Gallery and the University of Regina, President’s Art Collection.

Val has degrees in education and arts from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her work as a professional artist, she has taught art in the education system and has created art & culture lesson plans for Learning Through the Arts, a structured curriculum development program of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Moker’s dedication and striving for connection between her work and her audience places her amoung today’s growing talents in the International Art Community.

The Diverse Art of Val Moker
100 McKee Crescent, Regina, SK S4S 5N6
Phone: 306.584.5835
Cell: 306.529.1946

Val’s work can be seen on her website ValMoker.com