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Deborah Kunic

Deborah Kunic

From my earliest days, though I had an interest in art, it was clearly through western eyes. As a kid, I poured over the etchings and drawings of Edward Borein, the paintings and sculptures of Rosa Bonheur and Charlie Russell, the timeless etchings and watercolors of Winslow Homer and the distinctive art of Jo Mora.

Living in the oak studded hills of the Central Coast, once home to the Indians and Spaniards known the world over as the finest horsemen in history, artist Deborah Kunic’s beautiful work reflects the rich heritage of this unique area.

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  1. Deborah Kunic - Vaquero Trappings
  2. Deborah Kunic - Mission Fiesta
  3. Deborah Kunic - Buckskin in Hitched Hair Bridle
    $125.00
    This finished bridle horse has proven himself honest and responsive, and thus entrusted to wear such a fine, old hitched hair bridle. Most of the finest of these bridles were made in the Montana prisons 70 and 80 years ago; as the inmates had lots of time on their hands in the long winter months. It can take several full days of braiding to complete just a few inches of hitched hair. Learn More
  4. Deborah Kunic - Bay with Las Cruces Spade Bit
    $125.00
    There are many styles and designs on these fine old bridles, each is a unique masterpiece. Hitched hair bridles are hitched or "woven" with strands of horsehair, comprised usually of 6 to 8 hairs laid half with the root end one way and half with the roots at the other end. This is because the root end is thicker than the tips, and it is necessary to arrange them as such to keep the finished work even. Learn More
  5. Deborah Kunic - Mi Amore - vaquero and his gal
  6. Deborah Kunic | Tapaderos
    $185.00
    These indispensable leather coverings protected the vaquero's foot from entanglement in brush or cold weather, among many other uses. As shown, they have been adapted for varying situations through necessity and use. This print is shown with a hand-painted mecate tied in the traditional alamar knot on 100% rag museum board mat. Learn More
  7. Deborah Kunic - Bringin' Him Up Right
    $95.00
    The imagery in this limited edition print by Deborah Kunic portrays a young boy and his father herding several horses through the brush. Learn More
  8. Deborah Kunic - Catch a Wild One
    $90.00
    This limited edition print by Deborah Kunic illustrates a vaquero roping a wild horse while losing his hat. Learn More
  9. Deborah Kunic - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow in the Shadow of the Monarch Oak
    $275.00
    This limited edition print portrays a lovely vision of a group of sheep enjoying the shade of a large oak tree. Learn More
  10. Deborah Kunic - Indian Vaqueros at Mission Santa Ines
    $125.00
    This Artists Proof by Deborah Kunic shows two Vaqueros quietly patrolling the bustling Mission Santa Ines in it's heyday in the 1830's Learn More

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