We have introduced you to so many great artists in the last few months here on the BreyerFest Blog. Today’s spotlight is about an artist who will be joining the Artisans’ Gallery all the way from Norfolk, England! We are just as excited to have her participating in this year’s celebration of Horse of a Different Color as she is!
Meet - Lois Rose
Some of Lois’s early memories include her drawing horses and birds and writing little stories about them. On nature walks, accompanied by her grandmother, she would stroll between the paddocks of horses, owned by Olympic medalist Major Derek Allhusen. She was frightened by the horses as they thundered down the paddocks near where she and her grandmother walked. However, she loved to offer them mints and to admire and appreciate their beauty, strength, and spirit. Begging her non-horsey parents for ridding lessons, she soon learned how to ride and this cemented her lifelong passion and love for horses.
In Lois’s drawings and paintings it is clear to see the natural world that inspires each of her pieces, from the intricate patterns of a pheasant’s feather, the brilliance of a horse’s eye, or the infinite colors of dusk. Her media of choice include pen and ink, graphite pencils, and oil painting. She had the privilege of meeting and spending time with Arabian stallion, WH Justice, who had a very gentle temperament as well as the largest and kindest eye she had ever seen on a horse. This experience was crucial in the creation of some of her work.
Outside of her art Lois collects antique books about the countryside and horses, with a side-collection of Black Beauties! She also loves to collect model horses, as they brighten her day and help inspire her work. She first heard about BreyerFest on Breyer’s website following the purchase of her first Breyer model, Rhapsody in Black, in 2017. She virtually attended her first BreyerFest in 2020.
This July she is excited to showcase her work and connect with others who share and appreciate the soul-beauty of the horse. She is looking forward to share her coloring book, ‘All Things Horse’, which contain 52 line art images of various scenes of horses. She hopes her book will be a gateway for anyone, regardless of age or perceived talent, to express themselves creatively. Check out more of Lois’s work here.
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