My Dear Friends ~ I’m thrilled to announce a BIG adventure I’ve been planning behind the scene. Coming this June, I will be flying off to meet the horses and riders of Sweden!! My host is a wonderful woman by the name of Maria Lindén who resides in Älvängen, Sweden. Maria operates a busy equestrian facility, breeds top quality sporthorses and runs a tack shop on the premises. I hope you take a moment to look at her horses and shop ~ http://www.aleridsport.nu/ ~ or try a link translated to English HERE
Her facility will be hosting a riding clinic by Dutch Showjumper Albert Voorn, June 11-13. I will be setting up a display of my artwork during the event and photographing a limited number of client commissions which I will complete back in Canada. I anticipate staying in Sweden for two weeks, arriving several days prior to the event, then touring the country; visiting many farms and making new friends along the way.
With this announcement comes the feeling of pure excitement, intermingled with pressure and artist angst to create a cohesive body of artwork in a relatively short time frame. However with this angst, I feel my unwavering drive to accomplish, motivating and cheering me onto the goal. I hope you will all stay in touch, check into my blog and Facebook page often. Over the course of the next two months I will ‘paint my heart out’ !! The new works will be posted on Facebook and my Blog as I go.
A recent painting I complete was inspired by spring approaching and Swedish adventure looming. I felt in the mood for big brushes and strong powerful palette. The painting is titled, ‘Boldly Go!’…I think it is aptly named for many reasons. It is me that is ‘Boldly Going’, this life as a horse artist, what an adventure I will make it!