Weatherly Stroh’s Artistic Commissions to Benefit Leo Conroy Maclay Grant

Lexington, KY – September 29, 2017Nationally ranked equestrienne, oil painter, and sculptor Weatherly Melchers Stroh will use her artistic talents to contribute to the mission of the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant during the 2017 CP National Horse Show. Stroh will be donating a portion of the proceeds made from commissions during the 2017 National Horse Show to benefit the chosen Maclay riders.
Specializing in animal portraits and landscapes, Stroh is an animal advocate and comes from a long line of artists, including Julius Melchers and well-known American Impressionist painter, Gari Melchers.
Stroh’s works can be viewed across a variety of public and private art collections, including a permanent bronze sculpture entitled “Hunter” at the International Museum of the Horse, located on the same grounds which hosts the National Horse Show. At this year’s National Horse Show event, Stroh will display her iconic work in front of the Taylor Harris Club.
The Leo Conroy Maclay Grant, established in 2015 to honor the beloved horse show judge and trainer, awards funds to up to five Maclay riders who demonstrate financial need to participate in the Maclay Finals at NHS. Leo Conroy, from which the grant gets its namesake, co-managed the NHS and was the Chairman of the NHS Equitation Committee. Always especially fond of the ASPCA Maclay Finals, Conroy passed away unexpectedly in 2015.
 “I am honored to be able to display my artwork at the National Horse Show. The event is iconic and draws such a diverse crowd of respected horseman and owners,” said Stroh. “I also feel very strongly about supporting the mission of the Leo Conroy Maclay Grant so that as many young riders as possible have the opportunity to continue pursuing their dreams.”

Stroh, who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado and now paints full-time from her home in Birmingham, Michigan, has been a lifelong competitive equestrian and uses her talents to elevate sport horse competition.  Custom oil paintings usually take from 6 to 8 weeks to complete, although commissions may be requested for special occasions.

To receive a quote for a portrait, multiple high-quality photographs must be taken in natural lighting and submitted to Price will be determined by the complexity of the composition and canvas panel size.

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