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In high fashion, it is vital for all elements to co-ordinate. Notice how my hair matches the wood grain of the door. Biography
Hello. I am Shawna Lynn Ballard, better known at deviantART as Silvermare. An endless dreamer and eternal student, I am fascinated by flights of imagination and the natural world alike.
Horses are one of my greatest passions. I have been horse crazy for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, aside from the short period when I worked on a ranch and had my beloved black mare, Nieve, live horses have rarely been a part of my life. That fascination and rarity have given them a sense of magic and mystery. That is expressed in my visual depictions of them. Wild colors and loose, stylistic forms are key elements of my equine art. I craft them as I feel them in my soul rather than strictly as they appear. It is how I keep horses in my life.
The fine art of storytelling is my other great passion. I've been writing for as long I've known how to hold a pencil and shape letters. My first novel is in progress. My other interests include the sciences, geography, and the humanities. Expect variety from me as I continue to explore new art styles, forms, media, and techniques.
An endless dreamer and eternal student, my journey as an artist is sure to take some intriguing turns. Watch my gallery to see where it takes me next.