About the Artist

Kathy and Atticus.
Photo by Elizabeth Wood, Bits & Bytes Farm
Kathy and Atticus. Photo by Elizabeth Wood, Bits & Bytes Farm

Kathy Taylor Duke

I have always had a love of horses. My mother even says my first word was "horse". As a child, I couldn't have a horse, so I spent countless hours day dreaming about them and drawing them instead. Dogs became my passion next. "If I was sitting still, I was drawing horses or dogs."

I fine tuned my drawing and painting skills and studied fine art at the University of Georgia.

I am an experienced rider, horse trainer, and riding instructor as well as an artist. I own an off the track Thoroughbred (OTTB) and two Border Collie mixed dogs. I have had been blessed with several wonderful animals throughout my life. All of them have been cherished companions and family members.

I strive to combine my artistic skills with my love of animals to capture the animal as an individual in my artwork. Each one has a unique appearance, spirit, and personality. I hope that shines through each portrait, drawing, or painting.

Kathy Duke