Each day I go to my studio full of joy;
in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the morning to come... if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.
~ Adolfe-William Bouguereau
My atelier is located at a ranch / equestrian facility in the South Cariboo area of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region of British Columbia. On the ranch there are 20+ horses and ponies, and a Miniature Sicilian Donkey, who serve as wonderful muses for my work. As well, each year I travel, either within the provice of British Columbia, or abroad, to capture inspiration for my art, which I then develop in my studio.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
~ Émile Zola
My artistic practice is founded on academic methodologies and age-old approaches to drawing and painting. My working process combines sketching from life, rendering anatomical studies, capturing photographic references, and then developing artwork in my studio.
Stones, pigments, graphite, charcoal, pastel dust... may seem like dust, with little value.
In the hands of an artist, however, they can become something transcendent, priceless...
~ Peggy Hadden
Art Equidae takes pride in using the highest grade materials during each stage of every art project.