Welcome to my web site.  Here is a little bit of information about me.

My interest in horses started when I was very young.  Mom told me my first word was 'horse' and that by the time I could hold a crayon, I started to draw horses on everything I could get my hands on. 

When I was old enough I took art classes and studied about horses, especially their anatomy.  At 11, after years of begging for a horse and promising to feed, brush, ride and clean the pen every day, I got a horse for Christmas.  To earn money for the things my horse needed I ironed clothes for my mother and rode many miles to give children rides at their Birthday parties. 

I continued to draw and paint and tried my hand at sculpture.  An introduction to the manager of The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association in 1979 started my career in earnest.  For 15 plus years I sculpted the awards for the racing industry in California, produced commission pieces for owners and enjoyed doing pieces that inspired me.  I was a member of the "American Academy of Equine Artists" during this same period  receiving "Most Popular Sculpture" in 1983 and 1984 in their annual show.  I also received "Best of Show" at the Santa Inez Valley Classic Art Show in 1982.  My art work is now in collections in many foreign countries and the US.  It is presently being shown at Indigo Gallery in Madrid, NM.

I took a hiatus from my art for a number of years while my husband and I spent time traveling and cruising on our sailboat.  I am now back devoting myself full time to sculpting and painting in my new studio in Washington State.  My passion for horses and art is still very much alive.

Please browse through my web site.  The pieces you see are all for sale (except for the archived sculpture) and any one of them will be a nice addition to your home or office.  I have prices to fit most budgets so please contact me to get additional information and to make arrangements to purchase a bronze or one of my paintings.  I'm always available for commissions.

Catherine Irving