Luis Cogley paints horses.
Childhood memories of horses and gauchos (cowboys) from his native Argentina inspire the passionate expressions of vibrant color that stroke the canvas and create the awesome images. The intensity of the colors matches the intensity of his feelings for them. Undoubtedly, the free spirit of the horse moves in his creative life.
Sharing his passion for horses with his family, he bought each of his daughters a pony. Four daughters. Four ponies. To the Cogley’s the horse represents loyalty, love and gratitude—perfect values to give and to share within a family. Fittingly, his children and grandchildren share his articulation for the arts. His grandson, Sebastian Velazquez, recently won the top prize at the Zozobra competition in Santa Fe, NM. He paints murals and is emerging as an artistic voice for a clean and healthy environment.
The Cogley’s magnetically draw animals into their lives. They leave buckets filled with water in front of their house in Playas de San Felipe. Horses from a neighboring ranch in Las Minitas occasionally saunter to drink and enjoy their animal hospitality.
In mid-October amidst colorful images of horses, flowers and trees, the Cogley’s will open their restaurant “La Casa D’Irene”. They will open their home to you to dine and share Italian and Argentinean cuisine. It will be vibrantly hospitable and enthusiastically Argentinean.
To see more of Luis Cogley’s paintings, visit www.luiscogleyart.com.
For updates on his creative ventures and the opening of his restaurant, find him on Facebook. www.facebook.com/luis.cogley.9