Description Contemporary equestrian fine art by artist Donna B. Equine Modern art. Wild running horses, members of the herd. Ink and line drawings, minimalist fine art. Equestrian style and home decor.
Donna Bernstein Member Since June 2014 Artist Statement Contemporary Equestrian Art of Donna B Artist Statement - Donna Bernstein
Here's what I have learned about my art... It is not horses that I paint; I paint the way they make me feel.
Creating my art is a bit of a bareback ride; I combine mediums in new and regenerative ways that evoke movement, energy and life. What gives my work its edge is a deep personal familiarity with the physical horse… and an expansive sense that the movement is bigger than what you see. I combine a passion for the anatomical horse with a love both of classic gestural drawing and the element of surprise. There is more to a horse than a “picture” of him; there is a mythology, a symbolism; an ancient connection we can trace, all of which expresses a deep aliveness. Horses express Big energy, and that is what I paint. I believe that no matter how our culture moves beyond the speed of the horse, true horsepower lies in his ability to inspire. I capture a horse’s powerful presence, allowing the viewer to join in my sense of intimacy – and journey - with him; to join the ride. Elegant and sophisticated, my paintings articulate a simplicity of what is beautiful, and are at home in both formal collections as well as the large-scale spaces of modern design.