I was lucky enough to stumble upon Patricia Borum and her amazing work at the Sacramento International Horse Show last fall. Ever since I have been lusting after her classical bronzes and very modern paintings (and a particular lucky family member is now the proud owner of one of her beautiful silk scarves). I knew I needed to interview her for Decidedly Equestrian. Please enjoy!
How long have you been creating art professionally?
I have been a professional artist for about 25 years.
How did you become an artist? What is your story?
I have always (since childhood) loved and drawn horses. My mother is also an artist so she encouraged me and bought me good quality art supplies. I enjoyed pencil drawing and oil painting. About 25 years ago I started painting decorative furniture and murals. Then sculpting came along which was delightful as I could make my own horse figurines which I have always loved.
How did the horse become your primary subject?
How do you describe the style of your artwork? How has it evolved over your career?
How do you get inspired? What is your creative process?
Which is your favorite medium to work with and why?
What’s your history with horses? Tell me a little bit about the most important horses in your life.
What is your favorite part of your being an artist? Any parts you don’t enjoy quite as much?
My favorite part of being an artist is to be able to make beautiful things I love, its the creative challenge. As a professional artist you must constantly be at work and you have all the other responsibilities that come with a business as apposed to having it as a hobby. Its a bit frustrating when I want to do the actual fun hands on art work but have to do the business side.
What’s next for you?
I am very enthusiastic about my silk scarves. That line is growing fast. Future plans also include jewelry, handbags, and totes. I as far as sculpture, I am making a largish horse head that will hang on a wall with an oval frame and floral surround – like the antique ones on old buildings in Europe. It will be made of resin or bronze and can go outside on buildings or inside as a decorator piece or even maybe a scarf holder!
How/where can Decidedly Equestrian readers purchase your artwork?
I am currently working on a brand new website, but my old one is still currently up, www.patriciaborum.com. I can also be reached at my studio in Orangevale California (outside Sacramento) 916 989-6623, via email [email protected] or on Facebook.