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Photos of Laurie and her Morgan horses by Carol Walker, Living Images.
Used with permission.

Since my grandmother gave me a set of japanese watercolors when I was a very young child in Vermont, I've had the bug to create. Back then, I really wanted to be either/or a wildlife painter or childrens' book illustrator so hence the inspiration for a lot of my images! I did spend a few years in the early 90s making my living as an animal portraitist and I really enjoyed that immensely.

Life goes on and I attended Parsons's School of Design in NYC where I was told my strength lay in design but I should pursue a minor in illustration as well. So I did. As a child the big cats and birds of prey were my fascination. They still are... (especially after a horseback safari trip through the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa in 2004...) but I got the horse bug the first time I rode one thirty plus years ago (In Central Park in New York City.. but that's another story!)

I left the Big Apple and moved to Colorado where we now have a small farm in the foothills of Northern CO. We have owned and ridden  Morgan horses for over 30 years now. And with them, we've done everything from eventing, dressage, ranch work, parades, Australian bullwhip cracking exhibitions to trail riding and more. They are are our best friends and truly special.

My design business portfolio (LLPrindle Design) can be seen here, and for those who would like to visit my farm "Little House Under a Big Sky Ranch" and meet my Morgan horses you can visit here.

Thanks for coming to visit!

Laurie (aka cwrw)