have been drawing horses since I could clutch a crayon." SHERRY
was about 9 to 10 years old when an illness put me in bed for several
months. To occupy myself, I made potholders, sketched my father's
hand, and began painting horses in oils.
folks gave me a black pony when I was 13 years old. Consequently,
at the expense of a social life, but to the delight of my parents,
my teen years were joyfully consumed by horses. When I wasn't riding,
grooming, and doing barn chores, I was drawing horses and painting
my first commissioned portraits of horses.
pursued art on into college and beyond, expanding my knowledge of
materials and methods. I have experimented with a variety of topics
and concerns typically with the human figure as the focus. These pieces
have included work with commercial laser copiers, assemblage, installation
I have returned to drawing and painting horses. I refer to this work as
the "Equus Series" which includes images of blind horses, black
ponies, Arabians and other horses imagery. I'm working primarily in charcoal,
or oil on paper and canvas. There is something elemental in the process
of visiting this favored childhood icon and working with traditional materials
The strong impulse
to draw and paint horses is affording me the opportunity to integrate
as the past informs the present informs the past.
work by Sherry Rohl on i2art.com