Brown Horse

Brown Horse

 Dark Horse

Dark Horse

 Masked Horse

Masked Horse

Emily Marinaro

Artist Statement

My subject matter is portraits, whether animals or people.  

I prefer painting with oil in thin washes, although some of the work is in other mediums. Using fantastical color suggests the magic within the ordinary. Keeping the backgrounds simple focuses the attention on the subject. My most recent body of work is portraits of horses. Riding when I was younger and developing relationships with the animals drew me close and shaped my belief that they exist on a higher plane. Having a deep connection with horses was the inspiration for the series and painting them was a way to get close to them.

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