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My interests in art and design were established in childhood. As a child growing up I spent many weekends helping out at the local riding school and horses became my passion. I was determined to have a horse of my own and started saving up as soon as I started work and bought my first horse aged 18. My father’s profession as an architect and my mother’s talent for oil painting were major influences for me. After leaving school, I studied window display and art history, and some graphic design. I qualified as a Window Dresser and continued to paint as a hobby, painting people, still life and animals for many years until it eventually became my career.
I specialise mainly in painting horses, owning them in the past has given me a greater insight and knowledge of their anatomy, conformation and different character types. Having been involved in competition dressage, I understand the importance of engagement, outline and forwardness which gives a horse its character and gracefulness. I am regularly commissioned to paint portraits. I also paint dogs.
I have exhibited and sold in various art shops and exhibitions. I have sold work online overseas as far afield as the US, Australia and Canada. I have sold many works in online auctions.
I had a break from painting after tragically losing my husband of 30 years in a road traffic accident several years ago. I was formerly known as Lorna Dredger but have now remarried and have recently started painting again.
Past exhibitions include:
– The Society of Equestrian Artists’ Annual Exhibition – “Horse in Art 2012” – 20th November – 1st December 2012 The Menier Gallery, London
– “The Horse in Art” August 26th – 19th September 2010, Obsidian Art Gallery, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire