Once you get to know me, you'll notice that I love horses. Growing up I had Stardust, a Welsh/Shetland Pony, as my best friend. I know it sounds cliche, but it's all true. I guess you could say I never outgrew the "horse crazy" phase many girls go through. I don't own any horses now, but I still get my horse fix and inspiration.
A couple years ago I found a place out near Eagle Creek, Oregon with many horses of all shapes in sizes ranging from giant Drum Horses, elegant Arabians, shy mules, to fuzzy burros. Many of these critters had been rescued and found a forever, loving home. Over the years I have been inspired by going out to get my horse fix. And now I want to share my inspiration with fellow artists.
This June was the second annual Drum Horse Artists Workshop, complete with a variety of equine models that participants pet and learned anatomy first hand, sketched from life, and watch me gave a watercolor painting demonstration. Plus, we were graced with two little Drum Horse fillies for art inspiration. Unfortunately, it was over 90° F that day, so we ended the workshop early. The same (heat wave) weather happened last June, so I'm highly considering changing my workshop to be at the end of September.
If you would like to sign up for my next workshop, please contact me to receive the information so you don't miss out! During your time at my one day workshop, you can meet many horses, mules, and donkeys, all the while knowing that while you're learning, you are helping the rescued equines because 40% goes directly to the rescue.
I hope you stay awhile. This is where I will talk about my paintings, processes, photography & adventures, post processing, social media, and more.
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