Carol Fensholt Nierenberg knew from the time she was drawing horses at age two that she was born be an equine fine artist. But winning a Mademoiselle Magazine Guest Editorship as a college senior diverted her to New York City, where she was immediately offered an editorial position and spent the next 30 years there as an editor, publisher and publishing company executive and founder. Today, as owner with her husband, Stu Nierenberg, of Silver Box Southwest, a boutique Arabian/Baroque horse show/breeding farm in Carefree, AZ, she has returned her to her first love and passion –– sculpting the horses she cares for and closely observes every day. To Carol, a fiery, expressive horse is nature's
Creating my art is a bit of a bareback ride; I combine mediums in new and regenerative ways that evoke movement, energy and life. Many of my works are large or life-size urban equestrian paintings, "Urban Equines". By that I mean the energy, beauty, and classic equine form expressed in purely contemporary terms. What gives my work its edge is a deep personal familiarity with the physical horse… and an expansive sense that the movement is bigger than what you see. My approach combines a passion for the anatomical horse with a love both of classic gestural drawing and the element of surprise. Having been inspired by them at a young age I would sit entire days and watch, noticing every ripple in a muscle; how they
A native of western Canada, Shannon’s art career began as a tribute to the working stock horse and has transpired toward the elegance of the Arabian equine world – a world steeped in history which Shannon captures and shares in her Polish Series and beyond. These inspirational paintings reflect admirable worldly steeds, rendered with contemporary style while still capturing the infinite, intense and dramatic details which have become Shannon’s recognizable trademark. Her loyal client audience in the fine art community enjoys both her acrylic and graphite renderings of these magnificent horses. Shannon’s art appears in Canadian and U.S. invitational shows. She enjoys
Fine jewelry exhibiting grace and magnificence created by Kim Nordquist are found in prestigious collections of individuals throughout the world. Kim's special talent captures the life and presence of her spirited equine subjects creating a heirloom to be treasured for generations.
Judy and Kim have traveled extensively in Egypt, Africa, Italy and the Middle East researching Middle Eastern history and culture. Their Collectors Limited Bronze Sculptures reflect the classic style of the 19th century French school of sculpture, "Les Animaliers", and range in size from miniature to life-size.