Broveak, Crain pieces going up at Sandstone
Jeanne Broveak's artworks are now up at Sandstone Gallery. Courtesy photo

The Sandstone Art Gallery, 2913 Second Ave. N., is hosting an exhibit by artists Jeanne Broveak and William Crain through the month of September.

Broveak, a Montana native, has a passion for horses and loves to put them into her art. Experience as a former veterinary assistant and avid equestrian has proven invaluable in creating "soul and feeling" of the animals in her artwork. Broveak believes that her special gift for drawing is a style that brings to life the character of each subject.

She is a self-taught artist and avidly studies fine art skills and techniques. She has recently added pastel to her graphite specialty and is painting with acrylic and oils. Broveak has won numerous awards for her graphite portraits and pastel drawings, including "The Dog in Art Show," in Spokane, Wash.

Crain relocated from Los Angeles to be closer to his family and the land that inspires him. He derives his artistic vision from people and their environment. On-site sketches become finished works of art in oil, woodcuts and other media. He uses many rich colors and textures to capture the essence of his subjects.

Crain specializes in hand carving Italian cararra marble quarried from the same area that Michelangelo found the marble he used for his sculptures. Using only hand tools from start to finish, he creates a world of fantasy often involving the female form and the horned, tailed creatures from the mythology of the ancient world.