Over in one of the art forums I frequent, someone asked for a show of "ourselves through the years" as artists. I had a lot of fun going through my old art books, school books and stray pieces of paper. I consider myself pretty fortunate that my Mom saved a binder full of my grade one school work - and that is where I found my earliest drawings.
I have been obsessed with horses longer than I can remember, and going through that old binder and a few grade two school books I had to laugh - there were horses drawn everywhere I could find white space. So yes, I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil, and I've been drawing horses just as long. I also found a long forgotten illustrated story I wrote when I was in grade two or three called "The Magic Horse". Ah, the treasures you find searching through old trunks.
So without any further adieu, I present to you a couple humble beginnings...
Circa 1972 - Six years old - Grade one school work
Circa 1978 - 12 years old - head study