All of the artwork on this website is part of the Art for Horses collection.
Horses can be courage to those who have become fearful and legs to those who can no longer walk. From the back of a horse, a person can find the inspiration they have lost. Unfortunately, these wonderful animals can end up neglected, abandoned, and even left standing in kill pens. A change of purpose and a lot of TLC can often bring new life to these magnificent animals. Rescued horses have become successful jumpers, pleasure horses and even incredible therapy horses. Art for Horses is collection of paintings by Yvonne Hazelton, created for the purpose of rescuing and rehabilitating horses. Through Art for Horses, money from the sale of paintings is used to pay for feed, care and medical needs of horses pulled from kill pens and other unfortunate situations. We cannot save every horse, however, with Art for Horses we can help the horses within our reach. Your interest and support is greatly appreciated! Yvonne Hazelton
A little about me... I was born in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, where I have lived all my life. Most of my 'work' has consisted of training horses and painting. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education, I added commission artwork to the mix. My commission subjects have varied from the family parakeet to Westminster dog show winners, backyard ponies to international show jumping horses, each animal just as special as the other. I have also had the privilege of painting many award collections for specialty dog shows throughout the country. A few years ago I started 'Art for Horses.com', using the sales of my original paintings to rescue and care for slaughter bound horses. With summer temperatures well over 100 degrees, my husband and I often pack up our horses and kids and migrate to the higher elevations of northern Arizona, where the air is cool enough to breathe and the scenery is breathtaking. We are so fortunate in Arizona to be able to enjoy the beautiful wildlife of both the Sonoran Desert and the Alpine forest. Horses provide me with a world of inspiration. From their backs, I have observed newborn elk, bighorn sheep, and herds of wild horses, not to mention the beauty of nature, itself. Often, inspiration comes from watching my children interact with our horses. Just watching a horse's power and grace is enough to move my soul. I try to capture these wonderful moments and emotions in my paintings. Usually done in oil, my paintings are detailed and realistic, varying in style from contemporary to western. As an artist, I hope to share the beauty and inspiration that God has shared with me. I hope you enjoy my art, Yvonne M Hazelton Awards/Experience Merit award in national all equine art exhibit Numerous private commissions, national and international Represented by Absolutely Art, Gallery in Tucson, AZ Awarded Best in Class (paintings) 2018 Pima County Fair Participated in TPS Small Works Exhibit at El Conquistador Awarded 3rd place in 2018 National Arts Competition Painting selected by AZ Sonora Desert Museum jury for special 2017 Puma exhibit Invited to and attended the Cattlemen's Western Art Show and Sale 2017 2016 Original painting 'Jackie' selected by ASPCA to promote annual fundraiser Best in show (all artwork) Pima County Fair Best in class (painting) Pima County Fair Featured artist for California WHWTC specialty show Exclusive artist for WHWTC annual show Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education at University of Arizona
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