“So the horse that walks around, eats grass, looks at the view and gives every appearance of tranquility was, in fact, designed by God to explode.” – Dr. George Pratt
I have been involved in the horse racing business for more than 40 years. With a wealth of industry experience—which runs the spectrum from hotwalker (you never can get away from the shank) on up to racing official and owner, I possess a deep-rooted respect for the equine athlete and I attempt to reflect that feeling in every brush stroke of my paintings. The focus of my artwork is to capture spirited movement, grace and exhilarating speed. Vivid color and directional brushstrokes help to convey the explosive scenes.
Because of my extensive involvement in all aspects of racing, I feel my artwork is straight “from the trenches”. I endeavor to “express the subtle with an undercurrent of volatility” resulting from intimate knowledge of the emotional anguish and exhilaration shared by all those who love horse racing or any horse related genre.
I have a lot to say about these magnificent animals and the people who are privileged to work with them.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, I received a B.F.A. in painting from Swain School of Design in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I married thoroughbred trainer Michael Bray and then it was off to the races! We’ve traveled the racing circuit extensively from New Hampshire to Florida to California.
My paintings are represented by galleries in Lexington, Kentucky and Saratoga Springs, New York. I’ve been blessed to have my artwork collected internationally in Canada, England, Ireland and Italy. My list of privately commissioned paintings and awesome collectors is extensive.
I currently live and work with my husband in Saratoga Springs, New York, where I am a participating member of the Artist’s Village at the Saratoga Race Course during the entire race meet each summer. The summer of 2017 will be my eighth consecutive year.