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Artist Andrea Steiner


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Biography


Horses and art were the focus of Michigan artist Andrea Harman Steiner's early life but were necessarily set aside at intervals for family, work and care-giving.  Now, while she no longer owns a horse, art has come full circle and is again a compelling influence in her life.
 
Although she enjoys painting a wide range of subjects, Steiner finds combining horses and art to be the perfect marriage, proving ideal for line, color, motion and drama.  She enjoys exploring the excitement of traditional sporting art genres, the power behind the "Gentle Giant" draft horses as well as tender scenes between mare and foal and the sometimes funny antics of ponies.  She works exclusively in oils after an initial preference for graphite, colored pencil and pastel.
 
Starting with Harness Tracks of America's juried art exhibit-sales in the mid-90s, Andrea has since exhibited at numerous relevant juried shows including the prestigious American Academy of Equine Art, picking up awards, gallery representation and commissions as her paintings gained widespread recognition.  Her work was selected for the 1997 Draft Horse Classic poster and has been pictured on the covers and feature articles in numerous publications, among them The Chronicle of the Horse, The Equine Image, Wildlife Art News, Polo: Player's Edition, Sidelines, Michigan Thoroughbred Breeder's Association, Draft Horse Journal, Hoof Beats, Art Horse Magazine and Equine Vision.
 
Her commissions include multiple pieces for the Ontario Jockey Club in Canada and the Menlo Polo Club in California, and she has paintings in the collections of numerous racing stables and farms as well as with sporting art collectors and horse owners.
 
Andrea has shown her work in invitational, juried and group shows at the Kentucky Derby Museum, the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky, the National Museum of Polo in Florida, the Ronald Regan Presidential Library in California, the Wildlife [...]

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