THE EVOLUTION OF SLCHEVAL

The intimate story of how SLCheval came to fruition is a curious one indeed.

In 2018, I was presented with a challenging proposition from a client. Days and weeks were spent at the drawing board, creating what I thought would fulfill my clients request. Feeling confident with my efforts, I presented my renderings which were promptly stamped with a hard “no”. Not letting go of my enthusiastic read more >

Commissioning Hope

The world may be on pause and I for one have had to pause to find a silver lining, as opposed to becoming dispirited during this experience. During this pause, I fully realized it is incumbent upon myself to keep creating. Painting keeps me right, and I am better at days end for it. With clarity, I come realized there were only two choices here: To come out the other side a stronger or weaker version read more >

Justify – how we met

Although I’ve not been immersed in the Thoroughbred breed, my respect is longstanding. All my life I’ve had a peripheral pulse on the ‘big races’ and identified from afar while remaining eternally curious for more knowledge.

Fast forward to the fall of 2018, I had the opportunity to travel with my dear friend Hazel Bennett to the blue grass hills of Kentucky. Now Hazel has been long immersed read more >

How Long Did it Take You to Paint That?

Have you ever asked an artist ‘how long did it take you to paint that’? After years of struggling with how to respond to this question with respect, I have come to the realization that it has in fact taken a lifetime to produce the painting in question. This question is perhaps asked as a result of the viewer being attracted to one of my works, it then becomes a conversation starter where I read more >

Sheila Varian: Full Circle Inspiration

We all have childhood heroes and those we look up to. Growing up on the frozen tundra of Manitoba, there was an urgency to my rummage of every Arabian Horse magazine arriving monthly by mail. I clung to the images of the stallions and mares, memorized their lineages, their offspring, and the farms they were raised on. I don’t ever remember not knowing about Sheila Varian. Sheila read more >