This next featured Artisans’ Gallery participant learned about BreyerFest through Just About Horses and first attended BreyerFest in 2008, specifically so she could meet that year’s Celebration Horse – Alborozo.
Meet – Kayla Lovejoy!
A lifetime Mainer, Kayla has been to four BreyerFests and is looking forward to being able to showcase her work in the Artisans’ Gallery for the first time this summer. She first got into the hobby after participating in a Breyer Fun Day at a local tack store, where she painted her first Breyer Stablemates model. After that, it was a short road to being obsessed with customizing Breyer models. Kayla works in all scales, from Traditional to micro-mini, but Stablemates are still her favorite.
She finds that her work is most inspired by the variety of colors and patterns found in real horses, and she loves trying to recreate these in model horse scale. Unusual poses are a particular favorite of hers these days. Along with this, Kayla is excited by how much there is to learn in the hobby, whether that be about horses or artist techniques. She’s recently started working with colored pencils, which she finds to be an asset when working in fine detail.
In addition to painting and sculpting models, Kayla also enjoys making tack and showing her models. She loves showing and getting to meet other collectors, but also enjoys the challenge of photo showing, which has allowed her to really fine-tune her photography skills.
Kayla credits her mom when it comes to the source of her love of horses and recalls attending her first real horse show at the age of five. While her mom’s discipline of choice was Western Pleasure, Kayla’s heart is firmly in the hunter and jumper rings. This real horse experience inspires Kayla to translate what she sees in the ring to her work in the hobby, capturing fine details and creating true-to-life equine models.
For this summer’s celebration of BreyerFest: Horse of a Different Color, Kayla is excited to share her work in the virtual Artisans’ Gallery. She will be showcasing several new custom models and hopes to also offer a new medallion. You can find her work here!
All BreyerFest ticket holders are able to peruse the Artisans' Gallery and shop at their individual stores. If you still don't have your BreyerFest tickets, you can get them here. All-Access ticket sales end June 7th, or while supplies last.
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