“Art and Horses”
Back in 1990, I started my art business and I chose to name it Lisa’s Art & Horses.
I chose ART & Horses because these are the two things that I am passionate about.
My mom would attest to how I’ve been drawing since I could picked up a pencil. I have spent many hours drawing, painting and creating works over the years.
My parents, teachers, and others would comment and encourage me to keep doing it.
I felt an amazing connection when I’d share my art with others.
I’ve spend time creating, honing my skills, and sharing my art with others. Thus the ART.
Well, I fell in love with these beautiful creatures on my first pony ride. I thought they were just beautiful. I felt “on top of the world” up on their back as someone led the pony I was on around the farm.
I read books, practiced drawing them, learned to ride them at horse camp, honed my riding skills and made sure I took time to be near them throughout my life.
I found a pattern when I reviewed my life. It is that through my school years, through job experiences, and my personal life, Art and Horses have been woven into it.
One job I held for about 11 years was an ornamental embroidery job, where I used my creative skills.
In my free time I took riding lessons to fulfill my “need to be around horses”.
With my art business, Lisa’s Art & Horses, one of the things I created was a line of Horse T-shirts that I have sold at craft fairs, art festivals,, and Horse and Rider stores.
And I’ve done countless images of horses over the years intermingled with other art.
Oh, one art project I was involved in had me create six Horse masks for a theatrical group’s production of “EQUUS”.
Presently I have a part-time job working at a horse farm, while I continue to create art works. .
So one can see where I came up with my art business name and that it does seem to resonate and reflect my life. Art and horses intertwined.
Presently on exhibit at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative 2014 Summer members exhibit.
See exhibit info in Art News.
Check out Great Gift items at Lisa’s Art & Horses
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery
Exhibit June 19 to September 4, 2014
Reception; Thursday, June 19
5:30pm – 7:00pm Music
“Le Cadeau du Cheval”
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.