The gallery features the majestic legendary horses of the KingHale Gallery by world renowned artist Karen King. These horses grace the walls of some of the finest homes, businesses, penthouses, and palaces around the world, including Dubai and the UAE. They are valued for their cutting edge futuristic style, hurricane force energy, and uplifting message. The paintings are really not about horses but more about “Strength of Spirit”.
The Santa Fe Pony Express gets its name from the fact that Karen lives and paints these horses in Colorado. “I literally Pony Express a herd of ponies from my home in Colorado to Santa Fe through the “Faraway” as Georgia O’Keefe called it. It is some of the most breathtaking landscape of the Great Southwest and truly an inspiring and spiritual experience”
Also featured are the magnificent “Spirit Crosses” by artist and longtime Santa Fe resident Shelley Hale. Her iconic crosses are spiritual but are as non-denominational as you want them to be. They have a calming uplifting aura as they reflect what-ever one’s personal beliefs may be.
These crosses look like treasured artifacts with their timeless magical haunting beauty. The combination of the horses and the crosses is ELECTRIFYING yet calming to the soul.
Karen and Shelley co-own and operate the Santa Fe Pony Express.
Karen and Shelley initially opened the Santa Fe Pony Express inside of Jackalope which is a beloved iconic “shopping village” in the middle of Santa Fe New Mexico. After three fun very busy years of running their charming brick and mortar gallery they decided to take the gallery “strictly” online. They now have more freedom to create their art, and time to search the Great Southwest for the finest treasures to share and present to a wider audience in such a global world. The Santa Fe Pony Express is riding toward the future full speed ahead into this brave new virtual world. Now our customers can experience Santa Fe Pony Express anytime day or night from anywhere on the planet.
Karen has additionally created the most intriguing line of hand made and hand painted leather feather earrings that have maximum presence yet are light as a feather. They appeal to all ages.
Shelley in turn has created a line of positively sparkling uniquely glamorous earrings made of recycled bottle caps that are kitschy, fun, and shockingly beautiful.
Shelley has also created a line of handmade sassy Southwest tops and tanks that feature glamorous vintage cowgirls, Mexican calendar girls, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Day of the Dead, etc. They are fun to wear with jeans, skirts and jean jackets. They look fabulous on all body styles and ages..
Our Mission is to contribute to the world by uplifting everyone around us through the aesthetics of our art and philosophy of life and provide a unique and fun shopping experience with over the top customer service and hospitality.
Our message is “be strong, be brave, be playful, be kind, be productive, and be passionate”. Hold your head high and make your dreams happen and help others achieve theirs. Take responsibility for making the world a better place.