Karen Kasper and her portrait bronze with A.P. INDY at Lane's End Farm

About The Artist

Karen Kasper

From her earliest age, Karen Kasper possessed both a natural artistic ability and a deep love of  horses.  She began drawing horses before she could read, learned to paint them by grade school, and embarked on a diligent self-study of equine art that continues today.

After their marriage, Karen and her husband Ray began a farm in central Wisconsin and acquired their first of several horses.  They had three children to complete their family, sons Jeremy and Jason, and daughter Julie.  With Ray’s full support and encouragement, they established their equine art studio together in 1981, and Karen continued painting her horse portraits at nights while their young children were asleep.  She began her first sculpture in 1984, after a continuing dream in which she saw her hands creating a horse head in clay.

Since then, Karen Kasper’s art has become well known in the equestrian world.  She continues to express her love for horses through an extraordinary versatility in both painting and sculpture.  The distinctive realism of Karen’s sculpting style is easily recognized, and she is greatly honored with prestigious commissions, both national and international, to portray significant sires, legendary mares, and prominent winners in several breeds.  Setting new standards for the remarkable likenesses of her bronzes, every detail of each portrait sculpture is paramount to the artist, from the original life study to the finished patina.

Original works by Karen Kasper are sought after by important private collectors, and is also included in several royal stable collections in Morocco, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.  She continues to travel extensively, as her portrait works are accomplished from personal life studies of her subjects.  In addition to her master work on The Vernet Bronzes, she has just completed a life-size bronze sculpture of the leading Thoroughbred stallion, A.P. INDY for Lane’s End Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. 

The artist is currently sculpting life-size portraits of three World Champion Arabian Stallions - GAZAL, MARWAN, and AL ADEED AL SHAQAB – for a signature installation at the new Al Shaqab, in Doha, Qatar.

Karen and Ray enjoy working together to create fine equine art in their historic home and studio, surrounded by the inspiration of living in the “Heart of the Bluegrass” near Lexington, Kentucky.


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