the Spot" artwork by Joelle Smith
life revolved around her love of horses, both in her work
and in the rest of her life. She lived with her mother, Sally,
on twenty acres in Alfalfa, Oregon, along with seven horses.
favorite subject was horses, and these she painted with true
passion. "The art came from the horses," she explained.
The love of horses was always there and so was the art, but
the horses came first."
of Joelle's subjects were real horses, real places and real
people. She did not pose them for her paintings, but tried
to capture a slice of life in a documentary style. Many of
the horses in her paintings are her own, as they were close
by. She made at least two trips out of the area a year to
paintings are very collectible. See more of her work online
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