Quarter Horses in paint; Phx artist Deborah Peters
I’ve always loved horses – all breeds! It goes back to growing up as a child in Montana. As a painter entering a world of western art, horse art & among other artists who love them as well, I had to find a way to be a “horse of a different color” myself. I find much beauty in their natural state, free from a bridle or saddle. My favorite themes with them involve the story of them connecting to each other.
These guys here featured are pro rodeo horses I photograph at the World’s Oldest Rodeo, here in Prescott, AZ. See how each one has a different viewpoint? They are painted about life size, 2 feet tall by 3 feet wide, I’ve even gone as large as 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. The looseness gives a feeling of life; not focused and still but I like to convey that they’ll move and run off at any moment. The cropped composition shares my love for camera, one only needs enough to share the story.
These horses for sale have become quite a best seller! “Innocence” 24×36 $3,150 Oil on canvas; sold. Can be commissioned.