Horses inspire and fascinate me. They are huge and powerful and exquisitely sensitive. Did I mention beautiful? They partner with us in so many ways, and in response, we experience deep love and aliveness that often evokes creativity. And what better subject than the object of our adoration? With pleasure, I offer you a few of my very favorite equestrian artists.
Kimry Jelen’s painting “Summer Grazing” illustrates this post. She lives, rides, trains, and paints in Sisters, Oregon. I love her use of color and the composition of her paintings. They reveal her knowledge of horses and mastery of color and paint. Take a look here. She seems to have current paintings and prints on her Facebook page here.
Diana Lancaster lives and paints in the Ozarks where she lives with her dog and horses. Her work is often playful or mystical. You can enjoy her paintings and prints here. She also has a calendar, a coloring book, rhythm beads, and a lovely deck of Pony Ponderings inspiration cards.
Kim McElroy lives in the Puget Sound area on a farm with four-footed family. She creates dramatic pastel portraits of horses often from images she sees in meditation. Her work is available in prints and cards as well as original. Visit Kim’s website here.
Kristine Dahms is a graphic designer and equestrian living on an island outside Seattle. She created Life Between the Ears around photos she and others take of views seen through their horse’s ears. Kristine’s cards, leather bracelets and mugs are elegantly simple. See them here.
“Summer Grazing” painted by Kimry Jelen