We are inching ever closer to BreyerFest weekend and we still have a few more artists that we can’t wait to introduce you to. If you participated in Breyer Boot Camp back in February, you got the chance to sit in on an exclusive meet and greet session with this next artist!
Meet – Kylee Parks of Studio Thornrose!
From California, Kylee has been around horses her entire life. With a mom as a horse trainer, horses were a part of her every day life - there is no me without horses, she says, plastic or real!
She first discovered BreyerFest through the Horse Crazy magalog you can find inside every Breyer box and got to attend the event for the first time in 2001. She started selling at BreyerFest in 2016, but has participated in BreyerFest in other ways, including several impressive Best Customs Contest entries.
Kylee’s work is incredibly dynamic and she says that she’s been inspired by horses (and other animals) for as long as she can remember. She drew and sketched as often as she could, gradually perfecting her skills. In addition to finding inspiration in the equine world, she also says she finds a lot of her inspiration from within the artist community. The combination of nature, technique, and technology keep the wheels in her creative mind moving.
In addition to drawing inspiration from the current community of artists, she feels that it’s equally important to nurture younger generations of horse lovers and model horse collectors. Kylee says that she strives to be a mentor in any way she can so the hobby she loves has a bright future. Of horses and art she says, “There are small nuances in horses and a soulfulness that can only be seen and created by those who truly love and respect them. Horses are an incredibly challenging figure to accurately portray in art and only the horse-crazy person would dare try and capture that beauty in the most precise way.”
As a part of her Artisans’ Gallery showcase next weekend, Kylee is looking most forward to her live sale. In addition to offering customers fun, exclusive pieces, it’s also a great way for fans to come together as the community they are to celebrate!
You can see Kylee’s work here, and as a part of the BreyerFest Artisans’ Gallery next weekend.
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