Horse Art in Fram Decor. Equestrian decor

Welcome to the studio

of Jennifer Pratt

As an artist, I have dedicated myself to the subject that inspires me most, the equine form. I am drawn to the lines in a horse’s conformation; fluid, angular, curvaceous and graceful.

Jennifer Pratt Artist in her Studio, paining horses

Expressing Movement and Energy

In my artwork, I look for ways to express these contours, accentuating their energy and movement through colour, brushwork, and miscellaneous tools, such as brayers, spatulas. I also use solvent reduction techniques. My work often encourages a strong connection between the horse and the viewer. I rely often on simple stoic poses and find my way to express these poses in my own style. 

Silver by the River - Original Art - Jennifer Pratt Artist - Shop equestrian art, horse paintings and horse portraits

Moments in the Field

My process always begins out in the field. In a paddock or in the wild, there are usually one or two horses, often mares, that captivate my interest and evoke the desire to create. This happens through witnessing their character, movement, and reflections of light on their coat; sometimes I am also inspired by the story of what the animal has to share.

Antithesis I - Original Art - Jennifer Pratt Artist - Shop equestrian art, horse paintings and horse portraits

Inspiration into Art

Back in my studio, I cover the walls with field notes, photographs, and studies. As I am creating, I explore ideas on how I can expand and accentuate the lines that interest me the most. Sometimes the work is representational but depending on where my ideas take me, I also diverge into figurative abstract in mixed media including Cold Wax Medium. These two genres, while visually different, balance my creative flow and satisfy myself as the artist and the designer. I know each artwork is complete when the story that I have woven with paint conjures the visceral memory of each horse and captures its unique presence on canvas.

Yin and Yang - Original Art - Jennifer Pratt Artist - Shop equestrian art, horse paintings and horse portraits

Ontario, Canada to Portland, Oregon

I started my artistic career over 20 years ago in Ontario, Canada. I am proud to have longstanding relationships with my collectors. In the summer of 2013, I relocated with my family to Portland, Oregon. My studio is currently located at 2400 SE Holgate, Portland Oregon, and I LOVE visitors! Alternatively, if you are on the East Coast, you can see some of my inventory at Equis Art Gallery, in the lovely hamlet of Red Hook, New York.

Artist CV

2024

  • "Two Geldings in a Paddock" selected Cold Wax International - A Juried Exhibit. Gallery of Accepted Works
  • Selected Artist, My Happy Place, Small Exhibit Show. June 21,22,23rd. Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
  • Club V, All Womens Show, Ford Gallery, Portland Oregon. March - April
  • Solo Artist Feature, The Portland Bottleshop, March 30 - April 30th. 
2023
  • 1st Place, Waterhole Blues V, 12" x 12" Art Show and Sale, Oregon Society Of Artists.
  • Accepted Artist, Tubac Center of the Arts, Members Juried Exhibit. Antithesis & Yin and Yang. Sold during event. 

2020

  • Accepted Artist, Calgary Stampede Mini Masterpieces juried exhibit. (cancelled due to Covid 19)

2019

  • Emerald Spring Exhibition National Juried Painting Competition “Emerge II”
  • AAEA Spring Online Showcase “Emerge I”

2018

  • Canadian Living Magazine, March issue, Featured Artist, A Glimpse of Green Article.

2013

  • “Poppy” Juried into ExArte Equinus VI, Art Horse Magazine
  • Relocated from Orangeville, Ontario, Canada to Portland, Oregon, USA

2011

  • Style at Home Magazine, Featured Artist, February issue, High/Low Article
  • Workshop, Student Participant, Vicki McMurry, Wenmohs Ranch, Texas

2010 

  • Horse Sport Magazine, October Issue – Editorial Contributor, Art on the Road, A Canadian Artist in Sweden
  • HITS – Pfizer Millions, juried show selected artist
  • Solo Show – June, Ale Ridsport,  ÄLVÄNGEN, Sweden
  • Style at Home Magazine, February Issue – Small Spaces, Featured Artist

2009

  • 2008/09 – Art Horse Magazine – “Untitled in Orange” juried Ex Arte Equinus show
  • Student Participant, ‘In the Studio of Sargent’ Workshop, Academy of Realist Art Toronto
  • Commissioned Artist – Gran Gesto, Canadian Olympic Dressage Team, Beijing, for rider Jacqueline Brooks, commissioned by Dutch Masters Construction

2008 and previous

  • Participating Artist – Le Cadeau du Cheval, Spruce Meadows,  Alberta, Canada
  • Horselife Magazine – “PS I Love You” cover photograph
  • Art Horse Magazine – “Billy” juried Ex Arte Equinus show
  • Resident Artist,  The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario
  • Feature Article, Sidelines Magazine, Florida, USA
  • 2001 – Present Member Equine Artist Guild
  • 2006 –  Featured Cover Artist, Horse Talk Magazine
  • 2005 Art in the Yard, member of Juried show, Elora Ontario\
  • 2003 Hills of Erin Studio Tour, Open Studio, Erin, Ontario
  • 2007 – Present – Member Headwaters Tourism
  • 2001 – 2003 Working Artist Studio, Alton Mill, Alton, Ontario
  • 2001 – Present Full-time Working Artist
  • 1997 – 2001 Commercial Interior Designer, Toronto
  • Board of Governors Medal Winner of ’97 Graduating Class, Sheridan College, Interior Design Program