photos by John Kelly and Lynn Goldsmith
Visit my Sales and Portfolio site at louisadavidson.zenfolio.com
NOW EVENTS AND OTHER SHOOTS CAN BE VIEWED AT: My Picasa Website
As a renowned equine/canine photographer, painter, and sculptress,
Louisa is Internationally collected. She apprenticed for 20 years with
Crow Indian painter Earl Biss; studied with acclaimed artists Peter
Howell, Jean Bowman and Heather St. Clair Davis.
An exhibitor with The American Academy of Equine Artists, she has
won top awards for 3 years at the Western States Horse Expo. Louisa has
been featured in Polo Magazine, The Aspen Times, The Denver Post, The
Horse Connection (cover stories), Sidelines (cover feature), The
Chronicle of the Horse (cover features), just to name a few.
Her affiliations with corporate, museum and private collectors and a
history of shows, galleries and other awards are extensive, and a list
is available upon request.
From the Artist:
I continue to work with horses from a lifetime of fox hunting, racing,
polo, Pony Club, eventing, driving, showing and back country endurance
and trail riding. I also work with retrievers, hounds, field trial dogs,
working terriers and beloved pets.
At this time I continue to explore the sensation that light
stimulates in the organs of sight. To paint light is to never be bored.
Light creates not only form, but life beyond form. Horses continue to be
favorite light conductors from my palette. I've begun to see horses as
As of 2007, I have become a full-time, professional digital
photographer, a masthead shooter for Horse Connection and contributor to
Sidelines Magazines; featured in Rolling Stone, Aspen and Peak
Magazines among others. I love to capture what is alive and moving! I
have a great love of shooting the raw athleticism of rodeo and covered
the Professional Bull Riders Finals in Las Vegas as well as the last two
FEI World Cups, both for The Horse Connection Magazine. I have covered
The Rolex **** in Kentucky and was an official photographer at The 2006
Winter Equestrian Festival and at this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days.I
am riding and training 12 horses at this time and look forward to
Cheyenne at the end of July and The Extreme Rodeo in Big Horn August 2. I
will be shooting Sundays at Rosespur Polo and the games will be
posted the following evening on my new event site.
2008 brought a top award from the Equine Ideal Spring 2008
Photo Contest, a Dover Catalog cover, and images prominent in USEF
Equestrian Magazine, USDF Connection Magazine. Rodeo News, The Morning
Line , Gulfstream Polo Magazine , The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse
Connection and many more. My picture of Marcello Cruz was chosen for the
2008 Snowmass Rodeo poster and program cover. It was a great moment out
of the chute!
2009 has kept me home in Old Snowmass ths past winter dealing with
health issues, but continuing to ride indoors and out and shooting
commissioned portraits as well as illustrating a children's book full of
animals and once again the 2009 FEI World Cup in Las Vegas .
2010 My treatment , a year of hell has ended with success ! I haven't felt so good in years.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR SHOOTING WEDDINGS AND OTHER EVENTS ( SEE WEDDING
ALBUM ) PORTRAITS AND ACTION SHOTS. ALSO YOU CAN COMMISSION A PAINTING
OF YOUR FAVORITE PET, ( HUMAN OR 4 LEGGED ) REAL ESTATE, CATALOGS OR
WHATEVER YOU MAY NEED THROUGH POST PRODUCTION. HAVE A LOOK AT MY EVENT
November 2011, Bobby Mason's CD 'Finding My Way Home' has just been
released. I did all the photography for the cover and insert. Please
check out this great album!