Equine fine art, equestrian art, whymzee, zan economopoulos, suzanne economopoulos
Most recently, I have been honored to work with Markel Insurance Company on commissions, one of World famous equestrienne Sylvia Zerbini of Cavalia fame, and her seven Arabian stallions. The painting was auctioned and brought $12,000.00 for charity at the 2012 Arabian Horse Nationals. In addition to horses, I do other animals and one of my paintings will grace the cover of the next issue of Italian Greyhound Quarterly. A commission for the Almilhim Stud in Saudi Arabia was recently used in a documentary of the Arabian horse of the desert.
Through social networking and my website I have sold artwork all over the world, including a commission to design the Championship awards for a show in Sweden (2 years in a row) and many sales in the Middle East due to my long association with Arabian horses. My work is included in private collections across the United States as well as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, England, Dubai and Germany.
I display at a select few of the major horse shows for Arabian Horses and have developed a line of stylized Arabians called “Whymzee”, watercolors that I sell under the Whymzee brand.
Education (related to art)
Irish School of Landscape Painting, Cork Ireland 1975
Scottsdale Art School ( instructors):
Robert Abbott 1990
Sam Savitt 1991
Phil Beck 2011
American Academy of Equine Art:
Lesley Humphrey 2009, 2013
Marilyn Todd-Daniels 1992
Constance Payne 2014
Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA:
Emerging Artist Show 2013
Small Works Show 2013
Capital City Country Club, “Celebration of Art” 2014
The Pyramid Society, Lexington, KY “The Egyptian Event” 2012, 2013,2014
Trinity School “Spotlight on Art” 2013, 2014
The Sportsman’s Gallery, Charleston, SC (giftware only)
I have studied art and painting all of my life, full time for the last five years. I accepted commissions of horses and dogs while attending Canisius College Law School in Buffalo, NY. Commissions included painting Dynasty, a Canadian Bronze Medalist Dressage horse.