Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
The original painting I did of a girl on her horse was of my daughter on her first horse - she was about 11 (she's over 40 now). So many people loved the painting, I had prints made- sold out the edition. The painting has become every girl who ever loved a horse, and I often get commissions to paint a particular girl on a particular horse (girl with red hair and black horse with three white socks). This is an original painting, similar to the first one, but, of course, not the same.
Elizabeth Sullivan has been drawing and painting since childhood. She grew up around horses, and worked on an Arabian horse ranch in Texas. Horses are a main subject of Elizabeth’s art and have always been a part of her life. “I like to paint graceful and powerful motion,” she says, “and horses provide a beautiful subject. The nature of watercolors is water and water flows. It is a perfect medium to paint flowing motion. I paint in layers using transparent colors to increase vibrancy of color.” Birds, fish and other wildlife also appear in her art, as well as people and parts of their lives. She started doing art shows in 2001, and plans to continue, as well as produce works for galleries. Her unique and original style caught the eye of several manufacturers and has now been licensed to companies who have produced area rugs, posters, coasters and greeting cards with her art. Her murals, on barns in Texas and Missouri, have been published in books. Several galleries carry her work.