Deborah Berniklau Oils / Pencil
Deborah Berniklau hails from New Mexico, the land of enchantment. Her art, very much like her birthplace, enchants collectors and patrons with her passion for life and horses.
Deborah, who studied at the prestigious Art Center in Pasadena, California, won admiration and praise from her peers soon after she graduated, by working as an illustrator for Disney, Warner Brothers, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. She gained acclaim by becoming a member of the Oil Painters of America, where she climbed the ladder to win the best of show/gold medal winner at the Western Regional exhibition in 2009. Since then, Deborah has embarked on one of the most ambitious campaigns of her prolific career; to be one of the few oil painters and fine artists in the world to capture the emotional connection between horses and people. The romance of the horse and their connection to people is still alive and well, and that's the main thrust of her compositions. "It's that connection that's been in existence for thousands of years I'm striving to capture," says Berniklau, "I want collectors, patrons and appreciators of my paintings to have a permanent and timeless record and treasure of their experiences with horses."
Deborah herself owns and rides a Spanish Andalusian that serves as both a source of inspiration and a close friend that uplifts her, much like her paintings do for her art collectors. Deborah has studied with many Masters such as Huihan Liu, Carolyn Anderson, Daniel Gerhartz, Jeffrey Watts and privately with the world renowned Burne Hogarth.