My name is Anja and I'm a 28 years old artist from Hanover, Germany.
I started collecting model horses at the age of seven. Over the years I assembled a quite large collection of Schleich-horses and of course my beloved Barbie-Horse 'Lucky'.
When I grew up I decided that model horses are not cool anymore. I started Vet-school and moved from my parents. Unfortunately I stopped painting at that time too. Becoming a Vet is a hard thing...
But in 2010 I decided that my poor old models don't deserve to be forgotten in a cardboard box. I started researching what to do with them, and found the art of model horse-customizing.
And here I am 6 years later: a self employed artist!
During the years I tried many different techniques... pastels, acrylics, oils, pencils and airbrush.
I still use all of them, depending on the colour I want to paint.
My speciality is hairing! I love haired horses and I'm happy to take commissions for it!
Since I have a Borzoi (Russian wolfhound) I got many requests from friends to paint dog-figurines too.
I will offer commission spots for animal portrait drawings in the future too!
So stay tuned and follow my Facebook page, Instagram or Pinterest!