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Tolley Marney is an authentic American cowboy artist. It’s not often that a real working cowboy is able to become an artist. The cowboy life doesn’t usually include art training or even the opportunity.

The heritage skills that are part of the true cowboy life, like shoeing horses and fixing most anything on a ranch led Marney to focus on traditional blacksmithing. Marney’s technical expertise as a blacksmith and farrier (horseshoer) puts him in daily contact with horses, as well as gives his art the integrity of his singular artistic vision.

The result is beautiful hand forged sculptures of horses and horseshoe craft pieces. Discarded horseshoes and other reclaimed steel transform under his hands into fluid and twisting lines and shapes that combine to form iconic images of the western horse.

A working cowboy,…

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  • Joined July 21, 2011

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recycled horseshoes, reclaimed steel, horseshoes, iron, printmaking, painting, drawing

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About

Tolley Marney is an authentic American cowboy artist. It’s not often that a real working cowboy is able to become an artist. The cowboy life doesn’t usually include art training or even the opportunity.

The heritage skills that are part of the true cowboy life, like shoeing horses and fixing most anything on a ranch led Marney to focus on traditional blacksmithing. Marney’s technical expertise as a blacksmith and farrier (horseshoer) puts him in daily contact with horses, as well as gives his art the integrity of his singular artistic vision.

The result is beautiful hand forged sculptures of horses and horseshoe craft pieces. Discarded horseshoes and other reclaimed steel transform under his hands into fluid and twisting lines and shapes that combine to form iconic images of the western horse.

A working cowboy, Marney lives on ranch land nestled at the base of a mountain range. Marney’s iconic horse images have been featured in the periodicals, Southwest Art and Palm Springs Life. Marney won first prize in the New Jersey Equine Art Expo in 2003. His sculptures have been exhibited in premier art galleries in New York, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara and San Francisco and are in many private collections.

Collectors may want a piece of real, made-in-America art that's affordable on a budget. With that in mind, Tolley's been busy making decorative, functional art pieces out of reclaimed steel and recycled horseshoes. Not only do you get an opportunity to brighten a small corner of your home with a piece of Tolley's original art, recycling horseshoes out of the scrap heap is good for the planet.

www.TolleyMarney.com

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