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A Schoolmaster

Oil on canvas, framed

By Joren Traveller

30 x 24 inches

$750 ($450 of which will be a donation to Healing Reins)

This beautifully rendered portrait of our Norwegian Fjord therapy horse, Axel, pays tribute to both him and the many children, teens and adults he serves. Axel is widely regarded as the patriarch of our small, but mighty, Norwegian Fjord herd.

About the artist:

JOREN TRAVELLER attended classes at Otis Art Institute before graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Microbiology and Animal Science. At the same time she became an accomplished equestrian, eventually competing in the Olympic 3-Day Event Selection Trials.

After moving to Central Oregon, she again began sketching and sculpting. Captivated by form and texture, she works in clay and wax to produce bronze and ceramic sculpture. Most of her sculptures come from personal knowledge of the animals she creates; her art captures the character and personality of the individual creature and makes it come alive to the observer. In addition to bronze and ceramic sculptures of birds and animals, Joren creates commissioned animal portraits in graphite and oil.

Joren is a member of the Red Chair Gallery in Bend and is represented by Valley Bronze Gallery in Joseph. Oregon.