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CrazyHorse Art

Artist directory :: CrazyHorse Art

Colored Pencil, graphite and pastel paintings of horses, portraits, and other animals

CrazyHorse Art


Valerie Yvette Smith 
I drew my first horse at the age of 5 and haven’t stopped drawing since then. After receiving my BFA from UCLA, teaching middle school for 3 years, and working 24 years as a California state employee, I retired in 2007 and returned to my passion: drawing and painting horses. The beauty, power, grace, and personality of the horse has always fascinated me and my dream is to someday own horses and divide my time between riding and my art. Until recently, most of my work has been in colored pencil and graphite, but I’m constantly striving to expand my horizons. My objective in my work has always been to present the horse as a majestic, dynamic animal with a multitude of color combinations to delight the eye, whether the viewer is a horse lover or not. I...


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Terrebonne, OR 97760
United States


At the Rodeo 10 items
Horses 91 items
Odds and Ends 7 items
Other Critters 35 items
Portraits 14 items
Watercolors 4 items


Commission Work
This is a commission piece that Valerie completed in 2013. From these images you can see Valerie's process. Click on each of the images and watch the final painting develop.

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