Paul Van Ginkel's dramatic image, "Dust & Deliverance," was selected as the official image for the 2019 Equine Affaire events. Mr. Van Ginkel was educated at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in New York. In 1990, after working for six years as an illustrator, he began specialixing as a fine art painter of western themes. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America and was awarded the commission to paint the 2007 Calgary Stampede poster.
Paul Van Ginkel is internationally-recognized for his depictions of the native peoples of North America and the western lifestyle, as well as one of its most iconic symbols, the horse. He has received many awards and distinctions for his work, including four Calgary Stampede Best of Show awards. He was also selected by Fresco Fine Art Publishes in Albuquerque as on of the top western artists working today. Visit www.PaulVanGinkel.com for more information and samples of his other paintings.