Size: 11"W x 8.5"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
This is a pencil drawing of a coppermouth snaffle bit that I own. I do not use a bit on my horse, but I still have this one lying around from before I made that decision. (As I grew up I was taught that you use a bit when you ride a horse. Around the time that I started riding my mare, I started researching bits more. After I learned of the damage they really do to a horse's mouth, I decided to stop using bits. I had only had a bit on her a couple of times. When I ride her I use either a halter or a jumping hackamore, and soon I will try her in a bosal.)
I was born in the mountains, but my heart is here on the prairies of North Dakota. I grew up around horses, and they are one of my greatest passions, as well as one of my greatest influences in my art. Besides horses and art, I love good movies, good books, and writing. I also drink a ridiculous amount of honey-sweetened tea, and sometimes I forget to eat. I've been drawing and otherwise creating art for as long as I can remember. My favorite mediums are graphite pencil, oil paints, soft pastel, clay, acrylic paint, colored pencils, and recently watercolor. I usually strive for realism, but lately I have been dabbling in art that is a little more abstract. The art I create may be inspired by horses, something I notice in the world around me, or a thought generated by the wild wanderings of my imagination.