Join us for the Opening Reception of "Equisential - Art of the Equine" by Karen Williams and Dawn Pontz of The Signature Studio. The show will run from January 5th through January 28th, 2018.
Karen began her artistic career as a young child in the city of Philadelphia, inspired by horses and nature; she majored in Illustration and Design at Hussian School of Art. She excelled in an eclectic array of mediums including, oils, acrylic, water colors, pencil and charcoal and expanded her knowledge and experience to stained glass and jewelry. Karen’s creations led her to reputable work with The Franklin Mint in Philadelphia and later, as Senior Prototype Artist at Breyer Animal Creations in New Jersey, where she has made her home. It was with Breyer that Karen expanded her talents as a teacher of art, teaching painting workshops and demonstrations at Breyerfest in Lexington, KY, as well as with the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts and Ohio.
Karen is a founding member of the New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association and has displayed and sold her work at various events, including the Fairhill International 3-Day Event, Dressage at Devon, and Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show.
Karen is currently the owner of Two Blue Dingoes Art and Glass and continues her work with Breyer. Karen derives her inspiration from her many equestrian disciplines such as hunters, jumpers, dressage, western pleasure and carriage driving, but it is Karen’s love of nature, that one will see reflected in every piece of her art. Her goal is to create pieces, which move the heart and create a space within the soul.
Dawn formally studied photography and received her degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, with additional studies at the Moore College of Art. While also pursuing a career in graphic arts, photography continued to be a passion.
Images created by Dawn have appeared in The Arabian Times and Arabian Horse World for client promotional presentation. Several images created have received acknowledgement in professionally judged photo competitions.
Recently the print titled 'Reining in the Dust' received an honorable mention in the performance division of the Equine Professional Network in a competition of more than 1200 international entries.
The images created are a compilation of the passion for photography and the skills developed in the graphics industry. They are designed as a personal representation showing the bond and relationship.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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