Morning in Midway 40x30 Oil on Canvas (sold)
D. was born in Saratoga, NY, lived much of her life in Idaho, spent some time in Prescott, Arizona and now resides in "The Horse Capitol of the World" Lexington, Kentucky. A long time professional horse trainer and competitor, she began painting when she was 30. "I'm a late starter. It never even occurred to me to become an artist when I was younger." Even then, her painting took a back seat until about eight years later. "Life just kept getting in the way. I had two small girls, and lost my husband to cancer in 2000. I have so much empathy for struggling artists, you have no idea."
She has been privileged to study with “incredible artists" such as Morgan Weistling, Dan Mieduch, Jim Wilcox, Andre Pater, Tom Browning, Greg Beecham, Jim Norton, Gary Carter and Sam Savitt. "Morgan was a huge influence early in my painting career. I was so fortunate to be in one of the few workshops he has done and that he stayed in contact with me afterwards. Jim helped me tremendously with plein air and it has greatly influenced my work."
She has been a Quick Draw artist (completing a painting in an hour) at the Phippen Art Show for many years, and 2013 will be her eighth year participating in the Jackson Hole Quick Draw. "I really enjoy it more and more. It's a great challenge, I love painting with my good friends and meeting the spectators." my life I spent in the west. So even though I love my piece of heaven here on the farm, there is always a pull to get back to the mountains and the hugeness of the landscape there."
Woodford Humane Society
Thoroughbred Charities of America
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
Lexington Cancer Foundation
True Prospect Farm Fire Recovery Fund
CANTER (Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses)
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