Original, Miniature Paintings on Deer Antler

IN THIS WORLD OF MASS PRODUCED GIFTS, TRINKETS AND JEWELRY, FINDING SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE CAN BE A CHALLENGE. 

For over seventeen years, I have created original pieces of horse art and shipped it all over the world. All of my antler pendants are hand painted with quality Windsor & Newton acrylic paints. Careful attention to detail, patience and lengthy prepwork go into each piece. You can read more about their creation here.

 

THE INSIDE OF ANTLER IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE

Deer antler is so unique in all aspects. It varies in looks on the outside, but also on the inside. It comes in shades from dark to light, patterns of streaked and spotted and various and mixed colors of cream, white and grey. I just never know what I’m going to get. One of the neatest things – no two are the same. They are not the same in color – or in shape. Each painting is inspired by the shape of it’s antler canvas. They are like snowflakes, inside and out!

 

MINIATURE ART, WHY IS IT SPECIAL? 

 

One must have extreme control over a five haired brush- no interruptions and a very, very steady hand, not to mention a whole lot of patience. 😉 With my work, every piece is an original. Even the Limited Edition sculptures are different from each other. Nothing is mass produced. Simply put, no two of anything that I create is ever exactly the same.

WHEN ARE THE PENDANTS AVAILABLE?

Most new pendants come out in October. The reason for this is mainly weather – living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the winter months can be brutal so I prepare the pieces during the warmer months of the year. When cooler weather hits, then I usually spend those cold wintery days painting.

 

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BASED MAINLY ON HORSES AND PONIES, WITH OCCASIONAL OTHER ANIMALS MIXED IN AS WELL

I started creating these pendants in 2001 and I still cannot put down my paintbrush. I have done a few dog pendants in the past, but I pretty much stick to horses as they are my passion. Speaking of dogs…perhaps this is why I was so drawn to a Chinese Crested dog?….they have always reminded me of little horses! You will see an occasional dog or other animal here and there, but not many. The world of equines has always been one of my biggest passions and is this sites main topic.

chinese crested dog