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About the artist

Diana Jensen Vestergaard is an internationally recognized artist, art historian and art educator who specializes in equine themes. 

Diana's artistic oeuvre comprehends a variety of mediums, including drawing, oil painting, and photography. Through her work she explores number of genres that celebrate the horse, including narrative, mythical and allegorical subjects, portraiture, and sporting art.

The philosophy of Diana's artwork is rooted in the Classical Realist tradition. Her artistic practice is firmly based on Naturalism and age-old approaches to drawing and painting. Her aesthetic attempts to capture the beauty of the horse through a mastery of craft. 

Diana's formal artistic education began in 1992, in Denmark, where she developed interestes in drawing, printmaking, and painting at Thorstedlund Kunsthøjskole. She continued her schooling in Edmonton, at the University of Alberta, where she studied a major in art history, while also developing skills in figurative sculpture, ceramics, and photography. In 1997 Diana graduated with a Bachelor of Art and Design. In 2001 Diana achieved a Bachelor of Art Education, with distinction, also from the University of Alberta. Inspired by artistic paradigms of the Western tradition, Diana moved to Europe in 2003 to study the Masters. She embraced classical training at The Florence Academy of Art, whereby she received a Certificate in Academic Drawing in 2008. In 2010 Diana graduated with a master’s degree in art history from the University of Copenhagen. 

Diana's equestrian paintings are represented by Equis Art Gallery in New York. Her artwork is featured in private collections in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and throughout Europe.

Diana currently divides her time between Canada and Europe, where she works full-time as an artist and photographer, while also exhibiting her artworks, and teaching creative workshops and art history seminars.