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Jan Van Ek

Jan Van Ek grew up in Medford, Oregon where her love of horses naturally expressed itself as her artistic gifts flourished at an early age. Her incessant drawing of horses, studying the anatomy from her first horse Midnight in high school, led to the study of fine art at Oregon State University.
There a sculpture professor who specialized in bronze casting inspired her to apply her talent to three dimensional work. Jan was immediately committed to the full time pursuit of sculpting horses. Her approach was always to depict the equine as a creature of romance, power, and freedom. This is why Jan's horses are rarely sculpted with humans in the composition, and never sculpted with tack of any kind to interrupt the flow oft he magnificent forms of the horse in motion.
"Sculpture is the way I choose to express my love of horses."  Read more....

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