Featured Artist C. Tanner Jensen

Artist C. Tanner Jensen’s powerful equine portraits explore her path to a deeper understanding of the horse’s beauty, strength and grace. Visit her website to see more of her art.

 

“Against the Wind” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17” by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Against the Wind” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17”

 

When I dream, I dream of horses and painting and so I live out my dreams in the studio.

 

 “Bittersweet” Oil on Canvas, 34" x 34" by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bittersweet” Oil on Canvas, 34″ x 34″

 

I paint a variety of subjects. Horses however, are my favorite. I never tire of horses.

 

“Comin’ In” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17”by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Comin’ In” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17”

 

They always offer me something familiar and comforting and at the same time something new and occasionally unsettling. While the subject is equine, what they reveal to me is quite human.

 

 “Primavera” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas, 60” x 40” by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Primavera” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas, 60” x 40”

 

Each painting is an exploration, a journey, and an adventure. I never know where it is going to lead me. Sometimes I start out with a destination in mind, but I usually veer off course and end up somewhere completely unexpected.

 

“Irish Linen” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 60” x 40”by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Irish Linen” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 60” x 40”

 

Most times I just start painting and let it take me where it will.

 

“Look Homeward” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 20" x 26" by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Look Homeward” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 20″ x 26″

 

Media often dictates the direction a work will take. There is quite a physical difference in working on canvas than on Yupo or paper than panel. The tactile quality of the surface will oftentimes inspire the choice of charcoal or graphite, oil or acrylic.

 

“Wild at Heart” Oil on Canvas, 34" x 34" by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wild at Heart” Oil on Canvas, 34″ x 34″

 

I am always searching for a sense of place, a moment of understanding, a new feeling. I want my paintings to have an emotional impact and I don’t want that impact to necessarily be the same for each viewer.

 

“Tempest” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17” by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tempest” Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Yupo, 23” x 17”

 

I love when someone see something in my work that I wasn’t aware of it. It opens up a whole new avenue to be discovered.

 

“Pasture Mates” Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas, 34" x 34" by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pasture Mates” Oil, Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas, 34″ x 34″

 

I believe art is a very personal thing that is played out in a public arena. For the artwork to be meaningful to an individual, it needs to make a connection with them.

 

“The Good Ride” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas, 60” x 40” by artist C. Tanner Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Good Ride” Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal and Graphite on Canvas, 60” x 40”

 

If I paint too literally, that, I believe, limits the possibilities, and why would I want to do that?

 

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