High Spirits Dancer Calypso
Artist: Laura Savoy Boyle
Purchaser: Private Donation
Location: Hickstead Park
21 Summit Ridge Drive, Schomberg
Meet High Spirits Dancer Calypso
Celebrating the 350th anniversary of our National Horse, the Canadian horse/cheval Canadien.
It is a free flowing tribute to the Canadian horse, following the movement of the lines and natural hair patterns in a horse. Taking all of the disciplines our horse is not only known for, but some that people wouldn’t typically associate with them. It includes verses and historical info describing our National horse and tributes to the horse over its 350 years.
About Laura Savoy Boyle:
Horses are Laura’s passion. You can certainly tell when you view her exquisitely detailed equine fine art pieces in wood sculpture, graphite drawings and paintings.
Since 1987, Laura has developed her work in a variety of subjects and media, but it is very obvious that horses are her greatest inspiration!
Laura’s work is always in the ribbons. Since she started recently competing in wood carving shows for example, she has been pleasantly surprised to win, place or be in the top five in many of the shows that she has participated in.
“Entering competitions teaches you about what areas of your work could use some refinement, and inspires you to get better and better when you place it beside the work of your peers. Your work may be really good, but there is always room for learning and improvement on what you are creating. I do like competing in the carving shows. The judging is based on an objective criteria for the most part, and the judges themselves who are looking at your work are top masters themselves. They are often willing to give you hints and pointers to keep progressing.”