Wendy Morgan Espenlaub has always wanted to be an artist. Drawing and painting was nearly a daily
activity for her as a child. Private art classes as a teen convinced her of the path to follow. Born and
raised in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the artist attended The Pennsylvania State
University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, graduating with high honors. She married
soon after and moved to Florida where she taught private art students while working as a custom
picture framer until her children were born. With two youngsters, making art was sporadic for several
years, until a move back to Pennsylvania led to a return to her artistic endeavors. The artist was once
again teaching her popular art classes which continued for several years.
Weekly horse riding lessons and occasional horse shows to support her daughter's athletic interests
rekindled the artist's life-long love of animals, particularly horses. Creating animal art naturally followed
and soon clients were commissioning portraits. Art completed in many mediums throughout her
schooling has produced a wide repertoire of techniques which the artist uses to craft her realistic
portraits. Although the artist works primarily in colored pencil, graphite, and oil, she has been creating
art in other mediums including watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink throughout her career. Today, the
artist presents her artwork at area horse shows, auctions and trade shows, as well as continuing to
welcome portrait commissions from fellow animal lovers.
The artist's work is displayed in numerous private collections in Florida and Pennsylvania.