From living among the Wild Mustang in the rugged terrain of northern New Mexico for a year, to touring Wild Horse Public Land Management area's across the west, I have had the wonderful experience of learning the story of the wild mustang, up close and personal. I have shared in their daily lives experiencing their incredible beauty, strength and will to survive. An 'adopter' of our own wild mustangs only adds to the daily experience of knowing the wild mustang up close and personal.
Inspired from the beginning of the first wild mustang I painted from a visit to the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado with many visits following to several states of our nations western rangelands that the wild mustang calls home. Using the arts, I reflect the beauty and the spirit of one of our nations most historic living legends, The American Mustang.
Melody Perez, Artist Singer Songwriter
Running Horses Studio, LLC A Fine Art Working Studio Located at 160 Bridge Street Open every Wed - Friday 10:30am-5:00pm Las Vegas, New Mexico 87745 Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm 505-429-6597
From Your historic stroll through old town Las Vegas to inside the doors of Running Horses Studio, LLC You will find Melody working on new works of Art, and you can view the full collection of Fine Art Originals known as 'The Herd' ... Living Legends symbolic of our western frontier, the Wild Mustang. You will also find Fine handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry that represents everything 'Equine', wild and domestic by one of our local NM Artists, along with other Specialty Equine and Western Gifts from southwest pottery, pillows, blankets, handbags and more! Stop in and enjoy a cup of Joe on us, sit awhile and listen to one of the many local acoustic musicians sharing their song on any given Friday or Saturday afternoon. Looking to discover Your own creativity? Visit the 'Paint Out' page and register for a Group Class...Running Horses Studio, LLC is more than just a Fine Art Studio, it is a place to be inspired by the beauty of the West!
I have had the incredible privilege of touring much of our west in the last few years. Living in the east most of my life and moving to the west has been such a wonderful experience. I have toured up and down the east coast from Florida to Maine, and of recent added states like South Dakota, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico to the list of public rangelands and wild horse range and Wild Horse Sanctuaries across the west sharing the beauty of our American Wild Mustang. Enjoy the slide show of travels across the west, as my tours and travels continue I will add to the slideshow. You can join me from 'views from the window seat' seeing the immense beauty of our country and its wild inhabitants, and a window into my world...Perhaps you will be stirred much as I have been to step into the wild sage with blue skies overhead and wild thunder in the distance....I'll be 'running with the horses'...