Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2024

Cover Art – 04/11/08

Dressage CDI by Dianne Russell

Dianne Russell started drawing seriously when she was around 6 years old, and she began art and riding lessons at 7, in her native Northern Virginia. Horses were her first passion; she wanted to ride them and draw them, and this intense interest motivated her to practice drawing with dedication and discipline.
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Dressage CDI by Dianne Russell

Dianne Russell started drawing seriously when she was around 6 years old, and she began art and riding lessons at 7, in her native Northern Virginia. Horses were her first passion; she wanted to ride them and draw them, and this intense interest motivated her to practice drawing with dedication and discipline.

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Riding faded for a long time after she moved to San Francisco, Calif., but she continued to study art in high school and college. In later life she drew at the Fort Mason and Pacific Grove arts centers (Calif.).

During her son’s childhood, the family became involved with horses, and her passion renewed. Now, at 18, her son is an ambitious rider, and horses are a significant part of Russell’s life. She’s happily come full circle and is back to drawing them in order to express her admiration of their beauty, athletic prowess and general contributions to the welfare of human beings.

This week’s cover, Dressage CDI, is an 18″ x 24″ colored pencil and ink drawing. Russell resides in Pacific Grove, Calif.

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