Just saw that you shared my recent painting of the 2 Standardbred foals ("GUARD WELL THE WILD ONES", 'Spirit Wild...If Angels Had Hooves') on your Facebook page. Thank you so much for doing this! Lord above knows that…"
Just wanted to say big 'thank you' to you for this site. It allowed me to be 'found' by Bgallery.co.uk who invited me to join their online gallery directory (new link now in my bio). Without me being able to post my…"
Spectacular Leopard-print Appaloosa stallion rearing amongst a desert scree background in oval setting with unique custom border. F/C Pen & Ink, (2008Dec) on 20.5"x30" Arches 300lb bond. Professional double mat. Photo of mats available upon…
New Release! Original acrylic on canvas, 20"x24" of 2 Standardbred foals courtesy of Snowden Standardbred Farms in Tyrone. Bright bay foal is 3 mo. old colt, 'Grin from Kiss to Kiss' & dark bay foal is 3.5 mo. old filly, 'Regal Attitude'.…
Special commission of Toronto Police Mounted Unit's Brigadier, presented at special ceremony, 2010Jan. Created to honor the magnificent spirit of this brave & loyal horse lost to us so cruelly by a drunk driver. He is deeply missed. BLESS HIS…
I was drawing horses & cartoon characters from the moment I was old enough to hold a pencil & encouraged from kindergarten age to pursue a career in art. Beyond the basic grade & high school art curriculum, I am entirely self-taught. Post school, full-time work & competitive equestrian with my own & others horses, teaching as a certified Pony Club instructor (10 years), followed by competitive ballroom dancing (8 years) diverted me from art.
A debilitating accident in 2001 Jan. destroyed my lifestyle & ended my career by 2003 Jan. I resumed my art, drawing wildlife & equine portraits, then expanding to acrylic paint & alternately, full-colour pen & ink which I use like watercolour with stylus & nib & brush. Commissions & special donations ruled in 2005, followed by over a year’s hiatus from art due to a move, ending with a stint in pet portraits in 2007. Since Spring 2008 whilst coping with 5 commissions/special donations & simultaneously battling horrendous website problems to the end of 2010 followed by another move, along with my worsening disability, added more ‘road blocks’.
I am now focusing all of my efforts on producing my own originals under the Wildlife theme title & Equine theme title I created mid-2008. Saddened yet inspired by an Animal Planet episode covering the failed relocation of 4 Canadian Lynx to repopulate an area in Colorado – 3 starved to death amidst plenty (Lynx won’t hunt in strange territory) & the 4th was rescued barely in time. Under each ‘theme’ title, I’ve created several uniquely titled mini-series to encompass wildlife by similar species & horses by action/breed. My paintings are so much more than the life force of each subject I strive so hard to capture…they are an urgent plea for help! My goal – to support the protection of Nature’s wild ones & their wild spaces. To support the dire urgency of revising all that mankind does to live in harmony with Nature, Her habitats & Her children….the lifeblood of this planet. To that end, I donate a portion of each work sold to the accredited & best-suited Wildlife or Equine Sanctuary related to each subject painted. I recently started a dedicated relationship to donate 50% of proceeds from my ‘Precious Gems…On Wild Wings’ mini-series (Parrots & Birds of Paradise), to aid World Parrot Refuge (www.worldparrotrefuge.org). From a new line of specially created portraits of feline residents passed, starting with founding Bobcat, ‘Windsong’, I am dedicating 65% of proceeds to aid Big Cat Rescue (www.bigcatrescue.com). My hope is to support their tremendous & desperately needed rescue & conservation efforts both for those magnificent & sentient creatures in captivity & for their wild brethren. My previous works are available at www.dasonet.org/profile/NadineK. Kindly continue to follow me on www.bgallery.co.uk/artist-profile.asp?artistid=432&button3=Go for current releases.
What began as a diversion from the constant pain of my disability is now the path that gives me both the courage to fight through each day & sets me free.
Pop/Rock, Spanish guitar, ballads, classical
Sci-Fi action fantasy & any & all Nature, wildlife & equestrian books