Dina Hall

"THE HORSE IN ART IS SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOR ME. THE STORY OF THE HORSE FROM ITS EARLY START TO NOW IS A GREAT INSPIRATION THAT HAS GIVEN ME A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RACES, DEVELOPMENT, ANATOMY AND COLORS, WHICH ARE GREAT PLAYS "AN EQUINE PAINTING. I HAVE AN INNER PASSION AND MISSION, WANT TO CREATE UNIQUE WORKS THAT JOIN AND ADMER AND LIVE FOR MANY YEARS"

PASSION

I have been painting horses since I was 10 years old

  I sat inside my room drawing for horse magazines. I read books on drawing and painting techniques, my dream was to recreate the horse canvas. My whole family had horses back then, so the interest in horses has always been very big with me. But was often told that there was not any future in painting horses, it actually made me even more passionate, and kept rehearsing for I should at least show them that it was there!


Through over the years I even got the opportunity to own a couple of horses. I've always think the frieser horse was amazing and had no less than 3 of kind. I rode both classic and participated in a few shows. The baroque horse types and the classic riding had a big impact on mine works, the elegant way the horse was shaped. However, I did not get painted so much in the time I had horses.


Through the last few years I have been practicing my painting technique, studying the anatomy of the horse and expressions as well as taken courses. It takes time to immerse oneself in the art world. I have chosen to specialize in the horse as a motive, but once in a while I also want to paint other animals such as cats and dogs or exotic animals.


I always paint after a photo, the better the photo the more fun it will be detail work when I have to make the picture realistic. I am working much with light and shadows that give life to the subject. I would like to have in my works that one can see the true colors and soul of the horse, but at the same time that I have put my own personality into it, my strokes so that one can see that it is my work.


I do not care about the quality of the materials I use. My husband make my canvases and otherwise I get them from a sustainable Danish framework factory. The medium I paint with is acrylic paint and the very best quality. An image must last for many years, therefore the quality must also be one top!



THE FIRST STEPS


I had a dream of exhibiting and showing my art but was very insecure as it was a completely different world and my art was good enough. In 2017 dared i i jump into it and take on my first exhibit and no less than Scandinavia's largest art fair Art Nordic. It was a giant success, but quickly learned to bet on horse and animal fairs, then the horse lovers are there and my audience. It has become many events including Great Horse Day, Animal Shows, and Horse & Rider in Herning, and Hillerød Horseshow. I bet on going to horse events abroad, but it will be when the daughter is a little bigger.


I receives a number of orders from customers who want to have their horse painted. I love these tasks. It is always a challenge to get the expression out as the owner sees in just exactly his own horse. I paint from photos like the customer has, right here it can also be a challenge with the horse's color, for color and hue can vary greatly from a photo. I offer by orders to drive out and take pictures of the customer's horse, in case of poor quality photo. When the work is done, it is so amazing to delight the customer with a unique painting of his eye stone. It's so rewarding and gives a fat feeling in the stomach.


Anyone times I am so full of ideas that I lie awake at night thinking how to bring them to life. That's how the paintings came to be on the rustic wooden boards. And what a challenge I threw myself into. There was an incredible amount to learn and had to try with several attempts. both with sanding work, and make the wood ready to paint on. And the painting itself on is something completely different than canvas. Eventually I made it all go up into a whole so I have made a lot of unique wooden boards with horse motifs on.


My passion is to create unique and amazing works that will admire and delight for many years. The future stands on a lot of new projects and development. Both in the form of my own ideas but also because I want to teach and pass on my knowledge. Everyone deserves to be creative, and I want to be a part of that.