“It is my hope and desire to paint in a way that reflects God’s creative Spirit. I love sunlight and endeavor to capture that brightness and positive feeling in my paintings.” Tricia Ehman, born in Michigan, is a Christian artist whose optimistic works usually center on horses. Her mother and mentor was an art teacher and watercolorist. Tricia participated in art classes, including Advanced Placement, throughout school and college. Her 9th grade Batik print was featured in a traveling exhibit of Michigan high school artists. Tricia also became a proficient violinist, playing and teaching. During college she quit art and did not return to it for thirteen years. After moving with her husband and three children to Houston, Texas, in 1989 Tricia went back to art, drawing and painting: horse t-shirts, portraits, wall murals, and dance recital backdrops. In 1994 she won honorable mention for a graphite drawing of a horse in the Pasadena Art Society juried art show. As her art business increased she eventually stopped teaching violin, and concentrated on building a portfolio. Subsequently, Tricia started a small business, Heavenly Hoofbeats. In late 2000 Tricia applied to become a Master Highlighter for artist Thomas Kinkade, and to her delight, she was accepted! For the next four years Tricia was one of just 32 artists to travel nation-wide to present special high-lighting events at various art galleries for Kinkade collectors. In between travel she continued painting and selling. Tricia’s artwork has been displayed in galleries in the U.S. and in Canada, including a show at The Thomas Kinkade Museum in Monterey, California. Over the past two years she has had solo art exhibits at The Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, Texas, and has shown her work in some local art and craft shows. Recently, an acrylic painting called, “Secret Places,” was accepted into a national juried art show and will be on display in October. Tricia is currently Vice President of The National Society of Artists. Her paintings are for sale and she accepts commissions for horse, pet and wildlife portraits and landscapes. She works in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor and graphite.