News and Updates

newspaper-stories.jpgI got plenty of press when I painted this big horse for a Langley Arts Council fund raiser. 

My criteria was to paint rural Langley scenes. Langley is described as a community of communities. I thought of the roads that tie the communities together like ribbons, so I painted the horse wrapped in ribbons and named him The Gift Horse.

I painted all the activities that we see and do in Langley. There is bountiful fruit and vegetables, a horse farm, hay fields, hot air balloons, vineyards, bicycling, flowers, poultry, flocks of crows, a family hiking in a park and the Fraser River with boating and fishing. The horse was highlighted with a rainbow mane and tail.

Here is a great article written by my friend Kurt Langmann from the Aldergrove Star.

hey, check out this link to my last news letter Vivian Harder - equestrian artist [] 

grandpas.jpgYup, that's me in the paper again. The caption says my painting is of my grampa's horses, but they are like grampa's horses, not actually his. I did find a photo of him and his team in a book in the Farm museum library. Although "All things horses" was a rainy day, it was not a wash out. I got to visit with some cool horsey people.

1471738_10152047842599747_1434357100_n.jpgArtist's retreat at Susan Galick's Beach Box in Sooke. Lovely weekend with Susan Galick, Robin Bandenieks, Judy Vanderveen, Louise Swan and me. Inspirational ladies.