Karmel Timmons Machele - Elbert, CO


Since early childhood Karmel Timmons Machele has loved to draw. When she moved to Elbert, Colorado she was inspired by the beautiful landscapes and horses on the surrounding ranches near her home.


Combining her ability to capture detail, texture and mood in pencil with her admiration for her equine subjects resulted in a career as a professional artist.


Karmel has exhibited her work at the Buffalo Bill Western Art Show, Cody, WY, where she was co-winner of the People’s Choice Award in 2004; Peppertree Art Show, Santa Ynez, CA; Phippen Museum Art Show, Prescott, AZ; and the American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, KY. She was People’s Choice at the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale for four years in a row (2005-2008).





Education: Self-taught.

Memberships: Signature Member, Socitety of Animal Artists.

Awards and Honors: People s Choice, Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale (four times); Co-winner People's Choice Award, Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale. People's Choice Award, Representing the West (two times); Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Center's 2013 International Salon.

Publications: Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Wildlife Art, Southwest Art; Western Horseman; and Eclectic Horseman.

Selected Exhibitions: Cowgirl Up!, AZ; Buffalo Bill Western Art Show and Sale, WY; Peppertree Art Show, CA; Phippen Museum Art Show, AZ; American Academy of Equine Art, KY.

Collections: National Western Stock Show Permanent Collection

Representation: Legacy Gallery; Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO.