Essie Martin's Profile
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About the artist:
Essie Way Martin was 6 years old when she fell in love with horses. That was the day she first beheld the golden glory of a palomino in his summer pasture, gilded by the sun. From then on, all her meager childhood allowances were eagerly hoarded to buy hours on rented horses' backs.
She was grown and living in Turkey, however, before she ever had a horse to call her own. He was a tall, red 4 year-old, retired from the race tracks in Istanbul. His name was Koshu, meaning "run," and he lived to prove his name every day. The exhilaration of galloping him was like racing the wind, while all your troubles blew away in the dust behind you, and your heart leapt forward with his, pounding with joy. Some of that joyous exhilaration can be found invested in each of the small paintings…
- Born on April 20
- Joined May 19, 2009
- Essie Martin