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Working Girl (detail) by artist Janel Maher
Artist Janel Maher is known for creating elegant sculptures of horses. She notes that she strives to capture the heart, soul and very essence of the horse -- which she describes as one of our greatest treasures. One collector said the following about Janel's horse sculptures: "Horses run through Janel Maher's hands...and she stops them in bronze so we can touch them."
Vaqueros Amigo (detail) by artist Janel Maher
Janel offered some thoughts about her early years as an artist, stating, "My early drawing and painting set the stage for my wish to become an artist. I was always fascinated with animals, horses in particular." She adds that her horse sculptures are inspired by her own horses, poetry and songs.
Art critic Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge, commented, "It is not surprising to learn that owners have commissioned Janel Maher to immortalize their prized horses in bronze. Her work captures the nobility and spirit of these magnificent animals." Sherwin added, "Janel has mentioned that horses are a treasure that we should all observe... I think the same can be said of her work in sculpture."
Antiquity (detail) by artist Janel Maher
Artist Janel Maher is a member of the American Academy of Equine Art, The National Sculpture Society, and Oil Painters of America. You can learn more about Janel and her art by visiting www.janelmaher.fineartstudioonline.com.