About Judy Nordquist
Internationally acclaimed Judy Nordquist and Kim Nordquist are premier artists of bronze sculpture. They capture the ethereal beauty of the Arabian horse in the timelessness of their Arabian horse bronzes. From their Arabian horse sculptures of graceful miniature foals to the powerful monumental life-size bronzes , their bronze sculptures and equine jewelry transcend simple anatomical likeness to evoke the spirit of the Arabian horse. Expressing a love and passion for this magnificent creature, Judy’s breathtaking Arabian horse bronzes enrich municipal, private, corporate and fine art collections around the world. Flying across the ivory sands of Egypt on a magnificent Arabian stallion with the Pyramids of Giza silhouetted against the radiant glow of dawn--the excitement of the Moroccan Fantasia at the royal stables as a guest of King Hassan II--the beautiful Fountains of Rome and classic sculptures of Michelangelo in the Vatican--that is what Dreams are made of! Inspired by these memories, her imagination, and a life-long appreciation for the beauty of Arabians around the world, Judy Nordquist captures the character of her subjects in the timelessness of bronze. From graceful miniature foals to the powerful monumental life-size bronze "Wind Spirit", her sculptures transcend simple anatomical likeness to evoke the spirit of the Arabian horse. Expressing a love and passion for this magnificent creature, Judy's breathtaking bronze sculptures enrich municipal, private, corporate and fine art collections around the world. From early childhood and throughout her life, Judy has nurtured two loves: horses and art. After studying art in high school and college, she spent several successful years in the commercial art field before focusing her complete attention on painting horses. Painting evolved into sculpting, which has proven to be the most exciting and challenging medium for her unique talent. Judy's daughter Kim, after graduating with honors in psychology, has followed in her Mother's footsteps. Kim designs beautiful equine jewelry and now works alongside Judy to create bronze sculptures. "Balance, beauty, drama, and strength are the poetic elements I find in Nordquist's bronzes. Nordquist is one of the few living Sculptors that can accomplish this perfection found in nature." - Robert Vavra Author/Photographer of Equus Their latest pieces were recently unveiled in January 2009: a life-size portrait of Escape Ibn Navarrone-D for Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ajman Stud, UAE and another life-size portrait, this time of Zoumir, an Arabian race horse and jockey, for Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultanate of Oman. Judy and Kim create art pieces collected and commissioned by an international clientele of horse enthusiasts.