My wide experience with a variety of horse breeds has allowed me to draw on a detailed knowledge of the horse in all its beauty of form and motion, and I feel my drawings and paintings reflect that experience.
Growing up on a dairy farm in southwest Wisconsin also allowed me to observe wildlife in nature and the love of animals is expressed in my drawings and paintings. My husband, Ray, and I also raised cougars for a time and that has provided an insight into the world of big cats and how they look and behave from birth through adulthood.
I work in pencil and acrylics.
This is a pencil piece I've worked on sporadically for a while, and have decided it is finished. The image is from photos taken at a mounted shooting event (they are great spectator events!). I liked the drape of the coat and the stride and attitude of the lady.
A painting will probably follow this at some point.
It's been a mild fall and winter here in southern Arizona so far. I hope everyone has had a great holiday season!