FerraroFineArt

Original horse paintings & art prints by Janet Ferraro

Santa Cruz, California | 258 Sales

FerraroFineArt

Original horse paintings & art prints by Janet Ferraro

Santa Cruz, California 258 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Expressive original paintings, drawings of horses and other animals that we love. From realism to abstraction....Custom portraits and commissions welcome. Enter coupon code FREESHIPPING300 at checkout for free shipping on orders of $300. or more.

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2017

Expressive original paintings, drawings of horses and other animals that we love. From realism to abstraction....Custom portraits and commissions welcome. Enter coupon code FREESHIPPING300 at checkout for free shipping on orders of $300. or more.

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New original oil painting ! 'Equine Elation III' An impressionistic painting of the powerfully elegant horse!
Packaging my painting to send to my client of her brother's precious dog. Thank you so much for having me be the artist to create this original painting of 'Millie'. I loved painting her and hope her spirit shines from her painting! She is a darling dog!
Newly completed 'Mane Attraction' original oil on canvas. I am blessed to be in the company of many beautiful horses. The Friesian horse is truly magnificent!
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About

Love for horses, animals, art and design transforms an artists life

I have been an artist for a very long time. Its something that lives within oneself and if you are lucky and focused, it will blossom into a career that blesses your life. Thats how I feel about my life so far. I was like so many girls, loved animals and was crazy about horses. I rode them, cared for them and drew them as a young girl. They were magical to me.

I also loved to sew and design clothing. As I entered my twenties I was fortunate to be good at fashion design, manufacturing and selling to stores. I did this for nine years. This is when I truly learned about color. I designed many of my fabric prints and created colors for my line such as mango, papaya and tropical batik. Its also when my life led me back to my childhood love for horses. They were calming to my spirit as my business was many wonderful things, but never calm. I cared for and exercised polo ponies and had two horses of my own.

I truly enjoyed the fashion industry but craved a more peaceful life style. I was soon married and had a family and as the economy went into recession, I closed my business.
As soon as my child entered school so did I. A local community college had an excellent art program and I signed up. Painting, life drawing, I enjoyed them all and realized I had a knack for painting. I had exhibited watercolor landscape paintings a decade earlier and now wanted to express my passion for painting in the drawing medium of pastel, and painting in oil on canvas. I truly love both mediums for different reasons. Pastels are so tactile, blending with my fingertips. Truly beautiful effects can be achieved by layering many colors. Each particle of pastel really sparkle in the light. Oil paint is opaque or translucent, can be painted thick or thin, with a palette knife or paint brush. It has a richness that is so beautiful.
I participate in Art shows throughout the year and show in several galleries. My paintings are in private collections Nationally and Internationally.

When one is painting and expressing as an artist it is important to paint what speaks to your heart. Realizing this is what led me to be a painter of animals and especially horses.
I am blessed to be in the company of animals and of horses. I still ride fairly often, hang out with them and photograph them in preparation for paintings of my client's horses. I enjoy this part of my life and I love being a mom. Thankfully I get to do both.

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Shop members

  • Janet Ferraro

    Owner, Creator, Artist

  • Kirk

    Assistant

    Kirk owns the printing and framing company that produces all of my fine art giclee reproductions here in Santa Cruz, Ca.

  • Steve

    Assistant

    Steve manages the printing side and runs the Epsom Stylus Pro 9900 printers that print all of the fine art giclee reproductions.

Production partners

  • Tannery Prints

    Santa Cruz, CA

    Tannery Prints offers high quality archival giclee reproductions to the professional artist. They specialize in picture framing and fine art reproductions on paper and canvas, in all sizes and quantities.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2016
Hello and thank you for purchasing my art today! I guarantee your satisfaction with your purchase. I use only the finest archival art materials. Please let me know if you have any questions or custom requests. Thank you!

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I am confident that you will be 100 % satisfied and happy with your fine art purchase today. A good representation of the highest quality, whether its an original painting or giclee print, is so important to me. I also want you to be
100 % satisfied with your decision and I appreciate you inviting my artwork into your home. Refunds are accepted if an artwork is returned within 30 days of shipping in its original condition. In the unlikely event that it is damaged in shipping, 100 % of the purchase price, less shipping costs, will be refunded. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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I will ship your art purchase through Federal Express ground shipment. Carefully packaged to ensure safe delivery. Please let me know if you have a preferred method of shipment. I will ship your order within 2 to 5 business days after receiving the order.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and private commissions are welcome. Please contact me regarding any questions that you may have.