Gina McKnight

Riding & Writing

Author, Blogger, Equestrian, Poet, Freelancer, Monday Creek Publishing USA



ZanEconomopoulos: Arabian Horses in Art

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (4)

Zan Economopoulos knows Arabian horses. A horse-lover since childhood, Zan is an expert artist, “capturing the spirit of the horse as it is symbolized by the Arabian.” Zan’s artwork is currently exhibited in the United States, as well as in personal collections around the world. As a portrait artist, Zan’s commissions include Dynasty, a Canadian Bronze Medalist Dressage horse, and much more. Zan writes, “There as so many aspects to what the horse means to us that it endlessly feeds my creativity.”

Illustrators Monica Rondino and Andrea Pucci

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The first time we read Jennifer’s poem story, we thought it was full of life and had a joyous sense of fun. The more we read it and the more we sketched little things and animals with teeth, the more this little creature came to life.

I won! "Buffalo Dancer" by Tamara Rymer

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Fine Artist Tamara Rymer recently posted a drawing on Instagram for one of her amazing prints. I was the lucky winner! The large print of “Buffalo Dancer” is stunning to see and is currently at the frame shop. Thank you, Tamara!

Jimmy's Art Work

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (3)

Jimmy S. Clark, Jr., a self­-taught/emerging artist from Louisiana, USA, now living in Northern Virginia. Jimmy has been fascinated with drawing and painting since childhood. He specializes in landscape and abstract paintings using acrylic as his medium. Member of the Prince William Art Society since 2014. Awarded, "People's Choice Award", PWAS Fall Art Show, 2014. Received Special Merit award, Abstracts 2015 and 2016 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. Clark also received a Special Recognition Award Certificate from Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery for submission to Landscapes 2016 Art Exhibition for his painting titled: "Snowy Winter".

Designs by Lucie, Custom Artwork

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (7)

From California USA welcome artist and equestrian Lucie Barry. She is the proprietor of Designs by Lucie, creating magical pieces of art that embrace the essence of horses, cats, dogs, and more. Lucy says…“Animals, especially dogs and horses are an integral part of my life and I try to show the love and admiration I have for them through my art-work. They have always captured my heart with their beauty, grace and unique language. Love and respect are earned and cannot be forced or faked. I try to reflect those genuine emotions through my art. I moved here in 1971 and never left, there is no where I would rather be! I love the beaches, weather and people.”

Seth Benzel, Abstract Deconstructionist, Horse Trainer, and more...

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Residing in New York, USA, Abstract Deconstructionist Seth Benzel creates stunning artwork. His creativity reflects “a desire to challenge the viewer, deny the mistake, and value the mark within a new, conceptual context, while drawing from other movements throughout art history.”

Kelly Herd, Western Jewelry Designer

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

From Cleveland, Tennessee, USA, welcome Kelly Herd! As the coproprietor of K & C Western & English Jewelry LLC, he wows the world with his beautiful creations. Combining the love of horses and the equestrian lifestyle with gold and silver, he offers a nice selection. I personally own a pair of KH's blue saddle conchos! All of his jewelry is stunning…

John Morris, Artist

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (1)


John Morris was born and raised in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, and began painting at the age of 17. Currently residing in Ayr, Scotland, he is the founder and proprietor of Art from the Heart; he is an Artist, Public Speaker, Musician, and Preacher. The income John receives for his artwork helps support his various charities and St. Nicholas Youth work.

Shannon McClane, Artist

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

World Artist, Shannon McClane creates stunning equine art, capturing the essence and soul of her subjects. Shannon’s creations are sought after by art collectors around the world. Her reputation for charismatic paintings is well-known throughout the art community.

Paige Clements, Artist

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

From Texas, USA, Paige Clements is a budding artist. Paige is known for her beautiful equine and western art, capturing truth and emotion behind every day scenes. The daughter of a life-long cowboy and a supportive mother, Paige knows the value of hard work and determination. With her American Quarter Horse, Molly, Paige values creativity and integrity, and knows what it means to love a horse.

Tariq Tanveer, Master Gardener

Posted on April 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)

From Pakistan, Tariq Tanveer is a world-renowned Horticulturist and Master Gardener. He is currently the Managing Partner of Green Gold (PVT) LTD, Creator and Owner of Qadir Bakhsh Farms near Gatwala Forest Park Faisalabad, Horticulturist at Thal Public School and Inter College, and the Founder and CEO of Agri-TourismDevelopment Corporation of Pakistan! Tariq’s past experience includes the Deputy Director of Parks and Horticulture Authority Lahore.

Artist David Lloyd Collins

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

From Coventry, UK, welcome Artist David Lloyd Collins. David is a professional Equestrian and Pet portrait artist, working from his home shed studio. Art is his passion. His portraits are stunning, capturing the essence and beauty of each life he paints. David studied art at Warwickshire College for three years, National Diploma in General Illustration before moving down to Dorest, Bournemouth and Poole College Higher National Diploma in Natural History Illustration for another two years, where he studied traditional painting techniques.

Vanessa Admiral, Artist

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (2)

From Auckland, New Zealand, Welcome Vanessa Admiral! Vanessa creates hand-crafted new and reworked jewelry designed to suit any attire. Necklaces, earrings, rings, charm bracelets and more – Vanessa creates stunning jewelry using vintage pieces, charms and clockwork components, all designed and assembled in Auckland.

Jason Nocera, Niche Cartoons

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

From Connecticut, USA, welcome illustrator/cartoonist, the proprietor of Niche Cartoons, Jason Nocera!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor, Artist & Photographer

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, USA, welcome multi-talented, world-acclaimed equestrian, master gardener, photographer, and artist, Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor! Jennifer is the proprietor of Gypsy Mare Studios, as well as an official artist of the Trail of Painted Ponies!

Pamela Zimmerman, Fiber Artist

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Welcome from Washington, North Carolina, USA, internationally acclaimed Fiber Artist Pamela Zimmerman! Pamela is well known for her innovative ingenuity, extraordinary design, and captivating weaves. Her handiwork is amazing and you will be enchanted by her creativity…

Phil & Diane Brodak, BatsBirdsYard

Posted on April 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (1)

From Michigan, USA, meet artists Phil and Diane Brodak. Together they are the proprietors of They are the creators of horseshoe décor, bat/bird/duck houses, yard mosaics, and more. ;

Joan Mason, Artist

Posted on April 17, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

The proprietor of Mission Falls Ranch in Saint Ignatius, Montana, USA, Joan Mason is an avid equestrian, champion dog breeder, and world-class artist!

David McEwen, Artist

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

David McEwen, Artist - From Lodeve, a small town in the Midi Region of The South of France, David McEwen resides with his wife Sally. They run the Painting Holiday Center, L'Atelier du Soulondre ( Lodeve is about 3/4 of an hour from Montpellier.

Tamara Rymer, Equine Artist

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Tamara Rymer is one of the world’s top equine artists. Residing in Texas, USA, Tamara’s artwork is showcased in numerous public galleries, as well as private collections. She has earned multiple national awards for her breathtaking artwork….