ShowChic Dressage is well known for providing the Wellington equestrian community with the best in fashion and design. However, many people may not realize that ShowChic offers something more for horse enthusiasts to enhance the grace and beauty of the equestrian lifestyle — original art from ShowChic’s owner and abstract artist Michele Hundt.
The latest piece of Hundt’s equine artwork now graces the office loft wall of Diamante Farm owner Terri Kane. When Kane bought the house, she wanted something spectacular for that wall. “I knew right away I wanted Michelle to do it,” Kane recalled. “I came to her, and there was nothing in the house yet, and I said, ‘I want you to do a painting for me.’ I knew I wanted horses, but I didn’t want just a horse. I wanted something different, so I just kind of gave her the reins.”
Hundt also enjoyed the experience of creating the painting for the beautiful home.
“The painting was a commissioned piece by Terri,” Hundt said. “I visited her home to see the setting she wanted the piece to be placed. She wanted the 3-foot by 5-foot painting to hang in her office loft and to be visible when you were below in the living area. Terri was a dream client. Her only request was the painting be bold, so as inspiration, I used boldness of contrasting color and shapes to describe the dressage horses’ movement.”
Kane said that when she saw the piece for the first time, it brought her to tears. “I am thrilled with it,” she said. “It’s exactly what I wanted and more.”
For more than 17 years, Hundt was a designer and artistic director at various companies in the Midwest.
A graduate of the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Hundt has also studied drawing at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Figure Drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work has appeared in the Mulry Fine Art Gallery in Palm Beach and the Artists Haven Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.
Guests and visitors to ShowChic can view the art as they are shopping, or attending one of the popular ShowChic Shop Talks, or simply view it online at www.showchicdressage.com or www.michelehundt.com. While at the boutique, visitors also have a chance to view ShowChic’s extensive selection of dressage fashions.
For more information, visit www.showchicdressage.com or call (561) 319-2121. ShowChic’s online store is open 24 hours a day.
ABOVE: Michele Hundt (right) with Terri Kane who bought the painting.