Inspired by the ranching chore of bringing in the remuda, "Into the Shadows" holds a special place in the heart of the artist, Marci Graber. "One day I hope to be on a ranch where this occurs every morning. When visiting the Chimney Peak Ranch, in Colorado, I witnessed this and it was thrilling to see the horses coming over the hill toward the corral. The boss horse in front and the cowboy in the back. Sometimes they galloped, sometimes they trotted, and sometimes they just walked along. It reminded me of my walk with God, it can be unclear where my path is leading, but just as the cowboy guides the remuda from the rear, God is always present guiding me in the way to go."
Psalm 23:4a "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil."
20 x 24 Original Oil on Canvas
About the Artist
Marci Lynne Graber grew up in South Texas enjoying life and dreaming of horses with a sketchbook in one hand and a pencil in the other. After attending her first formal art training, her artwork juried First Place in the San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Western Art Competition in 2009 and 2010. Not only was she selected to study oil painting and sculpture under artists Phil Bob Borman and Glen Lyles through the Western Art Academy in Kerrville, Texas, but was also awarded scholarship where she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2014. However, more important to Marci than western art awards, accolades and achievements is the “audience of one”; her Savior, Jesus Christ who enables her giftings and talents that she possesses.
In 2014 Marci married her cowboy, Jonathan Graber - the love of her life. They settled in Victoria, Texas, and along came the other two loves of her life, her darling little cowboys. While raising up her little boys, she continues to work as a Registered Nurse at the local hospital in between helping on the ranch, barrel racing, riding and training horses. Though her life is busier than ever it seems, the days must be getting longer as she still manages to pursue her God-given passion for western art.
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