Painting the Animals You Love
My name is Linda Shantz, and I’ve been drawing animals – mostly horses – since I could hold a crayon.
I have a soft spot for Border Collies and off-track Thoroughbreds, with a barn full of the latter (not all mine!) and a silly new black and white puppy who keeps me smiling.
My art education isn’t a formal one; instead, I’ve spent hours drawing and painting. Hours in the barn, interacting and watching.
I love to study anatomy, but more than that, I love studying quirks and mannerisms, conversations and personalities. I don’t want to just paint beautiful creatures; I want to capture the part of them that touches our souls.
My work has been collected and exhibited worldwide. You can read more about that in my CV.