Many of her pieces are commissions of beloved horses or family pets.
Retired advertising art director Vickie Wild didn’t think of herself as an artist. She was content on her small Caledon farm tending her dogs, horses and garden. But a few years ago a friend suggested she paint some small wooden horses for a charity event – and a whole barnyard of animals has since spilled out, each with its own whimsical personality. Describing her work as 21st century folk art, she cuts the animals from wood, paints them and often embellishes them with horse hair or other natural materials. Many of her pieces are commissions of beloved horses or family pets. “They become beating hearts to me,” Vickie says. “Each telling their own story in their own special way.” vickiewild.com