Equine paintings, portraits & prints

Modern, large scale horse paintings of dressage, hunter/jumper, show jumping and eventing

“As riders, we all strive for magical moments with our horses – as an artist, paint allows me to create images that bring out that magical quality”


After taking Kwantlen University’s Fine Art & Visual Design programs, Vanessa worked as an illustrator and art director for 25 years.

Now a painter – Her background in illustration and a lifelong obsession with riding has led her to create equestrian art that focuses on the connection between horse and rider from a rider’s perspective.

Vanessa’s large format acrylics could be termed contemporary abstract realism; modern, loose with strong tonal values, limited detail and simplified colour palettes.


Equine art exhibitions and shows

2018
Dressage Masterclass Weekend with Carl Hester
Thunderbird show park, Langley, BC Canada.
(Dressage in motion, Horse Council BC, Piaffe Management)

2017
Fall Dressage Symposium with Juan Manual Munoz Diaz
Highpoint Equestrian Centre, Langley, BC Canada
(Vetoquinol, Top Fox, Jane Macdonald, Dressage BC, Highpoint Equestrian Centre)

West Coast Dressage Symposium with Adelinde Cornelissen and Alice Oppenheimer
Thunderbird show park, Langley, BC Canada
(SH Productions, Piaffe Limited)

American Academy of Equine Art Juried Spring Show  – Honors finalist

2016
West Coast Dressage Symposium with Charlotte Dujardin
Cloverdale, Surrey, BC Canada
(SH Productions, Piaffe Limited)

American Academy of Equine Art Juried Fall Show