“Between Chukkers” by Carrie Nygren

“Between Chukkers”


35 in. x 30 in.


Hailing from Nashville, with firm Southern roots, Carrie is a Wisconsin-based artist rediscovering her art after the “in-between” years – those years between garnering an MFA, setting out to start the world on fire – and raising/supporting a family along with a menagerie of dogs, cats and horses in tow.  After 30+ years as a creative director in advertising, creating and producing commercials, Carrie has returned to what she knows:  Art. Art of the horse. Art of the dog. Finding a balance between contemporary compositions, and traditional painting. Balancing draftsmanship, with character.  Capturing that moment in time when the subject defines his personality. Capturing the light to tell the story. Taking the time to form the nuanced beauty that is the individual in a timeless painting. It’s a privilege to be able to do, what she loves to do.


Signature Member, Society of Animal Artists

Associate Member, Oil Painters of America

Associate Member, Institute of Equine Artists

Member, AAEA (American Academy of Equine Art)


Recent Events:

2016 – Chronicle of the Horse – Art Gallery Feature – Vol 79_no7_March 21 & 28_Horse Show Issue

2016 – Southwest Art Magazine – Juror’s Choice

2016 – Signature Member, Society of Animal Artists

2016 – Top Finalist 2016 Equus Film Festival Art Competition with “Just the Wind”

2016 – AAEA 2016 Fall Juried Competition with “Looking Ahead” (AAEA Sporting Art Award) and “Waiting to Go”

2016 – Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition Double Finalist – Animal Category with “Study in Black on Greys” and “Gyps in Her Red Collar”

2015 –  Art Renewal Center International Salon Competition 2nd Place – Animal Category – “It’s Just the Wind” and Finalist – Animal Category – “Paris, on the Rise”

2015 – Artist’s Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition Finalist – Animal/Wildlife Category with “Study in Black on Greys”

2015 – AAEA (American Academy of Equine Art) Fall 2015 Juried Competition with “Study in Black on Greys” (AAEA Sporting Art Award and Popular Choice Award) and “It’s Just the Wind”

2015 – “Carrie Nygren:  Return to Naturalism” – Article, Nashville Arts Magazine, July Issue

2015 – Associate Member – Oil Painters of America

2015 – Associate Member – Institute of Equine Artists


View more of Carrie’s work at www.cnygrenart.com

Contact Carrie at [email protected]

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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