Laura Graves - keeping the quality

  Laura Graves came to Highpoint Equestrian Centre, Langley BC in the summer of 2019. Laura is an amazing clinician. We had two full days and we all learned so much. Although each ride gave us so many things to think about - what…
Contemporary painting of Carl Hester riding Hawtins Delicato - large scale dressage prints by equine artist Vanessa Whittell.

Carl Hester and Hawtins Delicato - a study of balance

  Carl came to Vancouver in 2018 to do a Masterclass. The painting was a thank you gift. Carl and Charlotte have had a very positive impact on our local dressage community. His Masterclass was completely amazing – never miss the…
Contemporary painting of Charlotte Dujardin riding Florintina - large scale dressage prints by equine artist Vanessa Whittell.

Charlotte Dujardin and visual cues

  Charlotte came to Vancouver back in 2016 to do a Masterclass put on by Scott Hayes – SH Productions and Piaffe Ltd. This was my first introduction to symposiums with top dressage riders and needless to say it had a big impact! “Ride…
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Exploring tempo and rhythm - Important in art as well as riding

"Tempo" Original acrylic on canvas 48″ x 36″ Prints available 48″ x 36″ and 40″ x 30″ In art, rhythm is achieved when the elements are placed in a predictable manner so that they form a pattern. The pattern sets an order and…
Home decor image from Thunderbird summer horse show - a beautiful hunter round captured in acrylic on canvas by Vanessa Whittell
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Summer Show Hunter, a new work that will forever remind you of a summer horse show

This large format contemporary painting captures the feeling of a summer horse show with the light reflecting off the coat of this beautiful grey. I had watched these two produce a beautiful round - Such a stylish partnership. I was inspired.…

Fall Dressage Symposium thank you gift for Juan Manual Munoz Diaz

Honored to do a painting of Juan Manual Munoz Diaz for the DressageBC Fall Symposium. Juan's riding and training is a real inspiration for both my riding and for painting! Original Acrylic on canvas 48" x 30" High Point Equestrian…
Abstract realism horse art and portraits by equine artist Vanessa Whittell for equestrian style interiors

Honors Finalist at the American Academy of Equine Art Juried Show

Honors Finalist at the American Academy of Equine Art Juried Show - Horse paintings & equestrian portraits by equine artist Vanessa Whittell in contemporary abstract realism This show was an online exhibition. The show included both…
dressage horse painting of eleanor klawer on dantesse by artist Vanessa Whittell

Equestrian portrait of Eleanor Klawer on her beautiful imported dressage horse Dantesse

Equestrian portrait of Eleanor Klawer by Vanessa Whittell, based on reference photo by Cara Grimshaw Acrylic on canvas 48" x 36" (122cm x 92cm) So fortunate to get to paint a portrait of such a beautiful pair from one of Cara Grimshaw…
Idaho dressage eventing festival poster vanessa whittell equestrian (homedecor)

Thank you to the Idaho Dressage and Eventing Festival for choosing one of my images for your poster!

Idaho Dressage and Eventing Festival Poster Very proud that my art will soon be in the homes of your competitors. These beautiful posters are prizes for division winners. The Idaho Dressage and Eventing Festival takes place May 20/21. More…