Armstrong artist opens equine-inspired show

Armstrong equine photographer Ken Buck shows one of man’s best friends in all its glory from mane to tail in his first exhibition.

Ken Buck shows his HorseCentred Equine Photography at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio this Mother's Day weekend.

Ken Buck shows his HorseCentred Equine Photography at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio this Mother's Day weekend.

There’s no doubt when looking at the photographs of Ken Buck what his favourite animal happens to be.

Through his family’s equine business,  HorseCentred, the Armstrong-based photographer shows one of man’s best friends in all its glory from mane to tail at his first exhibition, taking place this weekend at the Pottery Road Yoga in Vernon.

Buck says his passion, and perhaps one of his greatest gifts, comes from behind the lens of his cameras.

Drawing on his life-long career as a landscape architect and designer, he has honed an innate eye for “the moment,” bringing the viewer a glimpse of what he sees through his lens.

His photographs are said to offer a great sense of ease and peace, through careful attention to balance and proportion; they draw the viewer from across the room with dynamic movement colour and power and  “capture the soul” of his equine friends in full animation.

In the exhibition, Buck will show and sell framed, face and canvas mounted prints as well as art cards. There will also be a free art draw.

The show takes place Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pottery Road studio is located at 964 Pottery Rd. Vernon.