||Karen Whitman (KAZ),
and her daughter, Kathryn Zahlis, Art Rep/Horse Trainer
Whitman, "KAZ", has been
creating exquisite art work for decades. She is well known in
the Peruvian Paso horse breed not only for her fine art paintings and
sculptures, but also for having drawn the logo for the PPHRNA,
illustrating dozens of magazines and book covers.
includes several acclaimed books written by Verne Albright, "The
Bluebook of Peruvian Paso Bloodlines", and "The Peruvian Paso and His
by Karen Whitman "KAZ" hang in the private art collections of
celebrities as well as dignitaries in Peru. She captures an
animal's true splendor, "the piece becomes emotionally
expressive!" Her signature painting style is that of classical
talent was nurtured at several prestigious art schools including the
"Otis Art institute" and "Art Center" in Los Angeles, California, where
she was awarded several scholarships for artistic
excellence. She has shown at prominent galleries and has had
successful one and two person shows with openings at the major West
Coast horse race tracks.
painting of "Aramis" Arabian stallion of "Wayne Newton's"
avid equestrian fan and animal lover, she can accurately and uniquely
produce a stunning likeness of any horse or dog, with her keen
understanding of anatomy, gait, conformation and breed type, while
still capturing the essence of the animals true
personality! Her clients often say, "You have completely
captured the expression of my pet, especially in the eyes!"
original portraits are a poetic blend of depth, color, form, and line,
using oil, pastel, ink, or watercolors to create velvety, rich pieces
touched by light and textured by shadows. These individual
works of art are correct in form but "loose" in feel, much as the
masterworks of the European painters.
contact Karen Whitman "KAZ" at her studio. She would love to
create an heirloom portrait of your pet for your home!
Faraona* & filly
Whitman "KAZ" has a long history of loving the unique and marvelous
Peruvian Paso horse. She has owned a National Champion of
Champion's Mare "Faraona*778", a Sol De Oro V. granddaughter imported
from Peru, and raised several wonderful foals.
Kathryn Zahlis, having
also acquired a passion for horses and art has grown up riding
Peruvians and winning awards on "Faraona*" at the "Nationals" from the
age of eight. An accomplished Dressage rider- she has shown
her own horses as well as having had the pleasure of showing many
lovely-gaited Champion Paso Horses for Curry Ranch over the years.
Bonito CR & Kathryn
Karen and Kathryn would
like to thank
Dr. Henry Curry for his continued patronage of Karen's Art over the
years. From co-owning horses, training and trail riding, to
collaborating on articles we have appreciated all aspects of working
with Curry Ranch. We are grateful to have shared so many years
together enjoying this extraordinary breed....the Peruvian Paso horse.
created and displayed on
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Please respect the usage of these images.
contact Karen Whitman (KAZ) through
her daughter, Kathryn Zahlis, at: