Horse artist bio

Specializing in horse paintings and horse art

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

Now a horse artist– Her background in art, design and horse riding has led her to create equestrian art in a modern abstract style that focuses on the horse and rider in art, from an experienced rider’s perspective.

Born in the UK and having grown up in very horsey areas of Canada – Vanessa Whittell has been immersed in horses since she was three. From pony club, to hunter/ jumper, to upper level eventing, Vanessa is now concentrating on dressage and of course horse painting and horse art!

Vanessa's equine art studio is in Fort Langley, BC Canada, where she lives on a horse farm with her husband, two dogs and four horses.