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Jennifer Pratt

I have dedicated the subject of my art to what inspires me the greatest, the equine form. As an artist and horse person, I am drawn to the lines in their conformation; fluid, angular, curvaceous and graceful. In my artworks, I look for ways to express these lines, accentuating their energy and movement through colour, brushwork, and other tools. My work often engages a connection between the horse and the viewer. 

My process begins out in the field. In a paddock, there is usually one or two horses, often mares, that captivate my interest and evoke the desire to create. This happens through witnessing their character, movement or reflections of light on their coat. Sometimes it is the story of what the animal has brought to the humans in its life.

Back in my studio, my walls are covered with moments of field notes, photographs and studies. As I am creating, I explore ideas on how I can expand and accentuate the lines that interest me the most. When the work is complete, I take great joy having woven the story of each horse, with my memory of that experience in the field to create my statement in paint on canvas. 

My commissioned and original artworks hang in homes throughout North America and I am proud to have longstanding relationships with my collectors. I started my artistic career over 17 years ago in Ontario, Canada. I relocated with my family to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2013, but still regularly visit my homeland as often as possible.