Over the years I have painted a lot of pet portraits – mostly dogs, some cats, even a bird – but this is my first horse painting. I was contacted via Etsy by a world champion horse rider to paint a portrait of her horse, Diamond Designer aka Lou Lou. She gave this as a gift to her horse trainer, who is also her fiancé, as an anniversary gift. It was a little bit of a challenge to paint a different type of animal, but I really enjoyed it!
I received this sweet message after the painting was delivered: “Lauren, I have just received the painting. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful work, and the thoughtful card!! You are amazing!!! Seriously cried when I saw the beautiful painting!”