Here's another painting that was new this year at the Belle Meade show. "Jump Jocks" is an 11 x 14 oil painting of steeplechase jockeys waiting for their horses to arrive for the next race at the Percy Warner Park steeplechase grounds in Nashville. I am constantly amazed at the particular athleticism and talent that the jockeys must have to compete in this sport.
I’m an artist working near Nashville, Tn. Painting Equine subjects in oil is my specialty. Childhood years were filled with caring for,riding and showing horses. Next came graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Art Education. I continued study in Illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art. My first job out of college was teaching art at The Sanford School in Delaware. After a few years I married and moved to North Carolina. Next was a position as an illustrator for the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Lab working on the USS Monitor project. In those early years we had two sons who gave us more joy than I can describe. They still do. We raised our family in Tennessee and still love it here. Returning to my love of horses and art, I officially started my Lakehill Studio business in 2006. My paintings have since been published in numerous equine themed publications on the covers and in featured articles. So, here I am, living a dream of combining art and horses and meeting wonderful people along the way.