The Monarch of the Prairie

As you scan the horizon in farming country the grain elevator was often the first thing you would see that told you were close to one of the tiny prairie farming hamlets. This painting has a special meaning to me as it was home to family. Consort, Alberta is still a...

Precious Child

No matter the species the love for a precious child is stronger than life itself. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. — Rudyard Kipling This image was referenced with permission by a photo taken by Gary Odell.Contact me to request a quote for a...

The Ranch

This is home to me. I spent my childhood roaming these hills. Limited only by my imagination life was a continous adventure. Yes I know how lucky I was to have had the opportunity to explore, experience, and live life to the fullest.  Days were an never ending wonder....

Flamingo Dance

I suppose you could call me a Birder these days. After years of photographing horses in just about every discipline, wild and otherwise switching to birds seems a strange transition. However I find that I really enjoy it. I have to admit it's a lot easier to...

Knee High Grass

Knee high grass has been a term used to describe prosperity, good fortune and plentiful blessings for ages.

Calving Time

Calving Time  Copyright C. Kelts 2019 Calving time comes once a year. Signaling a new beginning. Long nights with little sleep, concern for the mamas and their newborns is the order of the season. Calves in the kitchen by the fire box, bottle feeding, looking after...

The Rough Stock Pen

“The Rough Stock Pen” Impressionistic Digital Oil in vibrant colors.

Run Into The Sun

” Run Into The Sun”, copyright C.Kelts Design. The following was painted by permission of the talented photographer Rita Galloway.

“Unbridled Freedom” Oil Painting With ArtRage

“Unbridled Freedom” copyright Connie Kelts, oil painting with ArtRage.
Yes horses are my passion and I have been drawing them since I could hold a pencil.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

Lets Rope

They are always ready to rope. How many team ropers do you know? Well if you have never met an enthusiast of this sport you might not understand what it takes to be a successful competitor.

My Gallery

I am reverting back to my roots. Painting has always been something I enjoyed but it’s been a while. It’s time to get back into it.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

Buffalo Shadow

Never was there a more powerful force than the Buffalo that roamed the grasslands of North American. He supplied nourishment, warmth, lodging to the people who shared his domain.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

The Shodaree Ranch

Unmistakably one of the most beautiful ranches located in the foothills of Southern Alberta, Canada. Nestled under the Rocky Mountains where the landscape will take your breath away.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

Elephants Song

Elephants have their own special magic. While I have never seen one in the wild it is my hope they remain in their natural habitats for generations to come.

Panited Valley

Painted Valley

Painted Valley, Saddle Bronc horse of the Year in 2010. A real cowboy’s horse.

Into The Light

Into The Light

“Into The Light” is a tribute to an exceptional equestrian who I had the pleasure of calling friend. Never one to shrink from a challenge and quick to adapt to any situation.

Color Me A Classy Friesan

Have you marveled at the horses of Lord of the Rings, meet the Friesian.  They have so many striking qualities it’s hard to pick a favorite. They move with the confidence that exudes power and fluidity.

Horses Can Dance

There is something magical in the combined talent of an athletic horse and a rider who is aware of that talent. It’s teamwork that makes it work.

Paso Fino Dressed In Black

More than 500 years ago Columbus made a second trip to the New World. His port of landing was the Dominican Republic. As they say the rest is history.

Chinook Wind Colors

Chinook Wind Colors

Chinook Wind Colors, sunsets have an enchantment that captivates us all at one time or an other.

Midnight Raven

“Midnight Raven”  The Raven is a favorite of mine. The Tepee was in the our yard where my kids spent their early years. Under the watchful eye of the Raven.

Copyright Connie Kelts

Buffalo King Of The Prairie

“King of Prairie” The Buffalo who reigned supreme over North America’s grasslands.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

Tanzania Zebra

Horses have always been a part of my life and yes I have know a few Zebras but to see them in their native habitat is on my bucket list.

Copyright Connie Kelts 2017

Owls Are Majestic Creatures

This recent project is a vintage watercolor depiction of the owl, the king of birds. The subject of many tales, prophecies, the owl means many things to many people.

Coulee’s Of The Alberta Badlands

Coulee’s of Alberta’s Badlands make the landscape come alive with color.

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