Raquel Fernandes

Equestrian Artwork

I am Raquel Fernandes, born and raised in Belo Horizonte / Minas Gerais - Brazil. However, always in contact with the farm of my paternal grandparents in Corinto / Minas Gerais - Brazil.

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I am Raquel Fernandes, born and raised in Belo Horizonte / Minas Gerais – Brazil. However, always in contact with the farm of my paternal grandparents in Corinto / Minas Gerais – Brazil. Since I was a little girl, I was love with horses, probably due to the influence of my grandfather and his father (my great-grandfather). They had been a “tropeiro” for Minas Gerais.

I graduated in Veterinary Medicine at UFMG, and, after eight years of working in the field with horses, I decided to give up the profession to dedicate myself to the art, in which I have the horse as the central theme.

Why the horse? I can’t explain it. It is a passion that comes from childhood.

We are a family-owned and operated business.

The horse is part of human history, arousing passions in several people. In the times when they hunted horses, they were portrayed in caves, in rock art, along with other animals. Since then, he has appeared in the entire history of art, represented by various artists, whether in images of war, carrying great conquerors on his back, or only as part of everyday life.

We are a family-owned and operated business.

I’m a self-taught artist. And as an artist, I am a perfectionist: it is not enough to portray a horse, I have to describe THAT horse! Work has to come to life; it has to convey all the emotion I feel when dealing with horses!