Fabienne Leydecker was born in the little town of Bayonne, in the Pays Basque region of France. At an early age she became fascinated with nature and began drawing wildlife and horses.
By age 14 she attended college in Chantilly for equine studies and became a jockey. Her love of horses and her passion for art enabled her to create beautiful sketches of horses in various disciplines, from racing and jumping to western art. Since 2007, she has become recognized as one of the most well-known custom painted pony artists in the world.
Fabienne’s artwort was juried in the 2012 and 2013 Calgary Western Art Auction & Calgary Western Art gallery Exhibit as well as the 2013 Western Trappings on The Llano Art show(Texas). Her work is held in private collections throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. She presently lives in Nova Scotia but is wintering in Calgary 2013/14.
My recent works incorporate a technique where I paints on metal foil. “People tell me that they feel the painting is alive because the colors vary depending on the time of day. I use a very thick and glossy varnish that accentuates even more the change of colors.”