Chief by Kimerlee Curyl
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"Poised with grace. Proud and protective. One look from this magnificent stallion and your soul will stir. He is a Sulpher Springs mustang, their DNA most similar to the primitive Iberian horses, the Sorria. After his capture he endured various forms of abuse while attempts were made to "tame" him. It couldn't be done. This unbridled soul was rescued and brought to Return to Freedom where he will live out his life free, protecting his beautiful herd of mares."
Kimerlee Curyl DF
About The Artist
Loving everything "horse" for as long as she can remember, Kimerlee's life, thus far, makes perfect sense. The Hollywood dream moved her West from Minnesota, but it was the heart of a horse that changed everything. Working on both sides of the camera, Kimerlee has the natural ability of capturing emotion and delivering dramatic and evocative imagery. Her first solo show debuted in Los Angeles with record-breaking gallery sales. Her work appears in many prestigious galleries and is held in private, international collections. Kimerlee's work also has been in numerous advertising campaigns, product brandings, and magazine covers.
Kimerlee works with all breeds and travels extensively to photograph some of the most beautiful horses in the world. She loves them all passionately, but a corner of her heart beats faster when it comes to America's legendary wild horses. She has spent time on the rangelands, immersed into enormous herds of wild horses, experiencing and becoming a part of their world, telling their story through expressive moments captured in time.
Dedicated to the cause of the wild horses for many years, Kimerlee hopes to inspire others to appreciate the beauty of these creatures and also to take an interest in helping preserve their historic place. As a voice for these living legends, she continues to educate through art and awareness. She donates her time and efforts to Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting over 200 wild horses and burros.
Kimerlee left Los Angeles in 2009 and moved with her beautiful mare, Sequoia, to the Santa Ynez Valley surrounded and inspired daily by what she loves most, horses.
The artist says, "We must be the voice for these living legends....they are our heritage. We built this great nation by holding onto their manes and riding the spirit of their hearts. To lose them would be a tragically-irresponsible disrespect to our past, present, and future."