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Equine Art is a Huge Decor Trend in 2011

I’ve recently had some exciting email discussions with Ottawa interior decorator Kelly James of Jax Decor regarding the huge trend for equine chic. Kelly featured some of my equine art in December.

Nancy Marcus Gueret of Marcus Design recently featured a post about Equine Chic. She also just posted the Top 5 decor trends for 2011 and equine chic is right there on that top list! As we know, home decor and fashion are tightly woven together so it’s no surprise that equine chic also hits the fashion runways. In Canada, the program Cityline will be talking about equine art for home decor on Thursday, January 6th — check it out!

harness hames on draft horse in Beaverlodge Alberta

I have several images that fit the bill and plan to take many more this year. Whether it’s rural related as the ones in today’s journal post or more refined and sleek, I have it! In my mind, equine art is classic and never goes out of style but it’s great to know it’s such a hot trend this year. If you’re interested in seeing more of my equine art, please contact me so I can direct you to a slideshow of available artwork. As I mentioned yesterday, I have just opened up an Etsy shop though I have so few items there yet — but you will see the beginnings of equine art offerings (including that beautiful soft image I posted here yesterday). Stay turned (subscribe by email or RSS or subscribe to my newsletter) as I trot out more equine art throughout this coming year.

Something else I will soon have available are small size equine art images on solid wood ‘blocks’. These will be smooth and not rustic and will have a permanent finish. The added bonus with these is that they come ready to hang; no framing necessary.

Don’t forget, if you live in Alberta or BC and would like me to come and take beautiful photos of your horse(s), you can have custom equine art for your walls with images of your magnificent horse! Visit my website and get in touch!


Serving Alberta and BC and have been to the following areas to take memorable photographs for other clients: Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Beaverlodge, Hythe, Valhalla, Dawson Creek, Rycroft, Sexsmith, Spirit River, Grimshaw, Peace River, Valleyview, and more!

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Kelly @ JAX does design - January 6, 2011 - 12:10 am

I told you equine is hot in the world of design! I think horses appeal to people for so many reasons – the biggest one being that they’re so beautiful 🙂 I just love your horse photos, and I can’t wait to see more!

(Thanks for the shout-out!)

sherri - January 7, 2011 - 8:13 pm

I like the tones in all of these very much. That first image is very creative with the crop and framing. I love it.

Marcie - January 9, 2011 - 5:52 am

Iresistable! I absolutely love horses…and your images do them beautiful justice!!!

Steve - January 11, 2011 - 5:18 pm

I love the B&W of the draft horses in harness. The nice processing gives it a vintage feel.

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