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My newest passion into sculpting

/> These Spirit Horse sculptures were so much fun to create! Thank you Dawn and Pat for falling in joy for them and bringing them home with you! More sculptures to see at Open Studios Encore weekend Oct. 20th & 21st from 11am – 5pm.

I really have been enjoying the process of creating in clay. There is so much to learn. It is so fulfilling to me to express my love of creating the equine form in a new way. I am finishing up a few new pieces for Open Studios 2018. Coming up October 6th & 7th and 20th and 21st here in Santa Cruz, ca.

Corazon, framed.copy 2 A few months ago I was asked to paint this handsome Andalusian horse as a surprise for his owner. I photographed him as he happily performed the Spanish walk around his enclosure. He was so delightful to behold! My heart always leaps when I see a gorgeous horse like Corazon and I am so happy his owner was surprised and loves her painting!

One of my greatest joys is to paint a horse for a client. I love the entire process and know that the bond of love is the greatest gift shared by the partnership between the horse and their person. I came across this photo recently from a commission portrait of ‘Tara’ I completed several years ago. She truly is a gorgeous chestnut mare that really has a 3 foot long mane! My photo session with her was fantastic and I soaked in her beauty and engaging personality. Her motion and beauty in person was breathtaking. Thank you Vickie for asking me to paint this pastel painting for you of your darling horse Tara.

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A very precious memory for me.

‘I dream of painting then I paint my dream’. I enjoy exploring the abstract process of painting. ‘Equine Essence I’ was a wonderful journey of gestural mark making in acrylic paint. The spontaneous mark making makes this a fun and engaging painting.

 Gestural mark making and use of color make this an engaging and delightful painting.

Gestural mark making and use of color make this an engaging and delightful painting.

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