Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I owe my art gift to Jazz

New work "Spirited"
Charcoal on canvas 18 x 24 inches

This is Jazz and I 
Jazz was born in 1986

He was my best buddy

My horse Jazz is why I do art. When I lost him, I was obsessed with finding all the photos I had of him, which was not nearly enough. I signed up for art lessons to learn to draw horses. My idea was to draw him doing all the things I never got a photo of. I wanted to write and illustrate the story of Jazz. Not sure now if I will ever do that but he died in 1997 and I am still doing art and doing it more passionately than ever. I owe this gift to him. 

He was so handsome!

I have been steadily focuses more and more on drawing and painting and I have a plan for a new series. I am also planning on having an art show at my residence in late summer. Stay tuned for future updates. :)


Christie said...

What a beautiful way to remember Jazz! Your art is wonderful!

Kristen said...

I just discovered you on the Strathmore sketchbook series, I love your artwork, It's so original and beautiful. Your story about Jazz brought tears to my eyes, what a great gift from him to you and you to him...Your work is inspiring :)