COMMISSIONED EQUINE PORTRAITS:
THE SOUL OF THE HORSE IN EQUINE ART
"There is something in the form of the horse that makes it a natural subject for art.
The curves, the abstract flow of the mane...These lines and textures draw us in
- an undeniable claim on the human imagination."
~ Maria Marriott
The combination of a keen eye for detail, artistic sensibility, technical skills, and deep knowledge and love for horses allows Maria to capture
the magic of domestic horses in her equine portraits.
Maria's clients have called her her images “breathtaking,” truly capturing the “soul of the horse” with “brilliant emotions.” Through her lens, she portrays the beauty, strength, grace and unique personality of every horse - each portrait telling a unique story - creating a piece of art
that reflects the distinct characteristics of each horse.
"THE FINAL RESULTS ARE BREATHTAKING..."
"I CAN'T RECOMMEND working with Maria enough! She provided expert guidance throughout the entire process from scheduling and prep, staging and set up, with clear directions for how the photo shoot would be conducted and how I could help and participate, through photo proof selection and printing and framing advice. She was incredibly kind and gracious through the entire process and truly cared about capturing my horse’s character and essence with her artistry.
The photo shoot set up was at my barn and it was simple and safe and the session was relaxed and fun.
She worked carefully with my horse to acclimatize him to the lights and the back drop so he was relaxed and happy through the entire session.
The results were simply stunning - Maria has a true gift for capturing and transferring both the grace and strength of a horse in photographic images with unimaginable clarity and detail. Her talent, experience and expertise were evident through the entire process - from the use of the lighting during the photo shoot, to the editing and the printing
- she ensures that the final results are breathtaking." - Margaret K. | El Dorado Hills, CA
"IT'S THE SOUL OF YOUR HORSE..."
"MARIA IS NOT ONLY a master of wild horse photography, her eye for the artistic, the outstanding, and the brilliant emotions in her horse portrait settings are absolutely second to none. Every single image she chooses for you is breathtaking. It is the soul of your horse." - BJ LeMaster | Sacramento, CA
"SHE HAS AN INNATE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH EACH HORSE..."
“MARIA CAME TO OUR BARN - she has come several times - this summer to do mini session clinic. While she was here I had her photograph our stud, Gaelic Dancer. Because I offer stud services, I like having good shots that show his strengths and personality (which is one of his strengths).
Maria's horse photography, as art, speaks for itself, but I cannot express enough how she is able to capture the essence of each individual horse that she photographs. Somehow, her innate ability to connect with each horse allows her to capture that special and unique-to-each-horse quality that makes him/her personally special to the owner. I honestly don't know how she does so, but clearly it is a gift. She highlights the eye, or the look, or the posture, with lighting, position, or focus and brings to life to the viewer what the owner knows due to their already established relationship.
In addition, Maria is an experienced horse person, knowing how to handle different temperaments in new situations , keeping them calm and comfortable with the equipment and prompts. She is meticulous about her commitment to make the photo session successful without stressing the horse.
Needless to say, I have STUNNING pieces of art in my home featuring our stud, Gaelic. They are breathtaking! And....wonderful memories of a fun filled afternoon with an incredible woman of a day photographing horses.” - Jill Von Ilten | Arroyo Grande, CA