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VISUAL LANGUAGE contemporary fine art

International Equine Artists

David McEwen Laura Figueroa Barb Young Catherin McMillan


May 2014 Volume 3 No. 5

Cover Barb Young



International Equine Artists

Sunshine in a Cup


International Equine Artists David McEwen . France

DAVID MCEWEN lives and works in Southern France, where he and his wife run painting vacations and workshops coupled with Bed & Breakfast.

small town of Lodeve, thirty minutes from the Mediterranean sea. He has a large studio where his students paint and draw when they are not out on location.

His paintings, which have won a number of international prizes and gold medals, are representational and his favorite subjects are portraits of horses and people, although his maritime paintings are much sought after. He started painting at the age of 13 and is a fully qualified teacher.

David’s paintings are hanging in private and business collections in many countries around the world as they follow his exhibitions throughout Europe and the US; his workload is growing daily.

Students travel from all over the world to study with him and stay in his home, enjoying the wonderful scenery and French life in the ancient

David McEwen’s work can be seen on http:// and

Photo by kind permission of The Chronicle of the Horse taken by Molly Sorge


International Equine Artists Catherin McMillan . Australia Catherin McMillan is an Australian artist whose love of both animals and artwork has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. “My artwork has always reflected my love of animals. Drawing or painting animals is what my husband calls my passion. I feel very blessed to have a wonderful following for my artwork both here in Australia and internationally. A number of years ago I was commissioned to draw a little poodle that had passed away. Since then I have pursued my love of both animal and human portraiture with a passion. When I’m commissioned for a new portrait I feel like a kid in a candy shop waiting for the photos to arrive. No matter whom the subject for my artwork be it a family pet or a beautiful dressage horse they all have a personality of their own. This is what I aim to capture in my work to bring my subjects to life in the artwork before me, in the most realistic manner I can. Sometimes I’m amazed when I have finished a work that I’ve actually created it. I’m sure the animals themselves have a helping hand in their images.

Realism in my artwork is very important wether it be created in soft pastel or more intricate watercolour.. I want my subjects to look like they following you with their eyes... The eyes are after all are the window to the soul... If the eyes aren’t correct the rest of the portrait will never be right...” Catherin is available for private commissions worldwide. Email: Website:


International Equine Artists Laura Figueroa . Mexico

My entire life has revolved around horses. I consider them to be my companions and my teachers. I’ve loved them since I have memory and consider myself very fortunate to have been able to ride them since I was 5 years old. I started sculpting 18 years ago, combining my experience as a rider with my artistic work. In 1999, I held my first exhibition, and since then, I have participated in many exhibits in Mexico, Italy, England and France.

My sculptures have a unique style, which has won them the recognition and appreciation of those who know them. I believe that my sculptures are friendly, comforting, and flowing. They invite people to caress their curves. My work is a tribute to the happiness that horses have brought into my life.


International Equine Artists Barb Young . USA

“A lifelong horseman, I started taking pictures of the horses in my sport horse breeding program for sales and stallion ads. Soon I became enamored with the visual art of the horses’ magnificent and glorious spirits, and have spent the past 15 years studying photography as a skill, and equine photography as a passion. Initially I focused on pretty and accurate portraits and action shots of horses at liberty and under saddle, to hone my photographic skills. More recently I have started branching out into a more artistic style. Nothing satisfies me more

Ponies at Sunrise

Gallop in the Sage

that capturing the essence and beauty of the horse, whether it is the capture itself, or the development of that capture into a work of art. I am most grateful to have won several prestigious awards with both my fine art and equine photography. With horses all around me, my equine photography style is continually evolving. I am blessed with virtually unlimited photographic opportunity: the horses, horse people and majestic landscapes of western Colorado; a pursuit that is eminently satisfying.“

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Sunrise at Rainbow Farm


International Equine Artists Visual Language Magazine May 2014 Vol 3 No 5  

International Equine Artists are featured in May 2014 VL Magazine featuring international artists David McEwen from France, Catherin McMilla...

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