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Art on the Llano Estacado
Artist 13 of 40

Richard Galusha


Galusha grew up on a ranch outside of Abilene, where he developed a love for drawing and painting horses. In 1969, he moved to Boulder, Colorado with his family of eight brothers and sisters when he was in middle school. After high school, he joined the Navy and traveled to the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. After the Navy, he completed his BFA at the University of Colorado. In 1986, he moved to Steamboat Springs, for an art teaching position at the local high school and was for many years an instructor at Colorado Mountain College. He retired from teaching in 2005.  In 1998 he and his wife Shirley Stocks started the Wild Horse Gallery in Steamboat Springs. His works are in many collections throughout the United States and Europe. The Eastland Community Foundation, located in the Connellee Hotel in Eastland, TX, has a large collection of his works.


Richard's real love is painting in plein air around his home in the Hahn's Peak/Steamboat Lake area, with his wife and their malamute, Timber.   They have been fortunate to travel to various parts of the world to paint in plein air- Mexico, the Canadian Rockies, Africa, Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Kefalonia, Nepal, the British Virgin Islands, England, Paris, France, Swiss Alps, and Italy.