Horse and Animal Artwork, Originals & Giclee Prints

Santa Cruz, California

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Announcement    Expressive original paintings, drawings of horses and other animals that we love. From realism to abstraction....Enliven your decor today! Custom paintings? Contact me if you want your cherished horse or pet painted just for you or someone you love!


Last updated on Mar 22, 2021

Expressive original paintings, drawings of horses and other animals that we love. From realism to abstraction....Enliven your decor today! Custom paintings? Contact me if you want your cherished horse or pet painted just for you or someone you love!


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Janet Ferraro

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Janet Ferraro


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About FerraroFineArt

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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.

Shop members

  • Janet Ferraro

    Owner, Creator, Artist

  • Kirk


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

  • Steve


    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 November 25, 2018
Hello and thank you for purchasing my art today! I use only the finest archival art materials and guarantee you will be delighted with your purchase. Please let me know if you have any questions or custom requests. Thank you!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and exchanges gladly accepted within 14 days of receiving your art. A good representation of the highest quality, whether its an original painting or giclee print, is so important to me. All materials are professional grade and archival.
Thank you for inviting my artwork into your home. Refunds are accepted if an artwork is returned within 14 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.
Thank you!
I accept all major credit cards through Etsy purchases.
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.
Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and private commissions are welcome. Please contact me regarding any questions that you may have.