About Renee Martig and SilverPony Designs
Colorado native, Renee Martig is an emerging bronze artist, currently living in Loveland Colorado where the bronze industry is at her fingertips.
Renee has had a successful career in art that spans several decades and explores many mediums. As a noted stained glass artist, she authored five directional books, sharing her innovative techniques. Her method of combining metal, in different forms, with fused and constructed stained glass won many awards. Renee's knowledge for working with metals came from years of experience sculpting wax for casting and fabricating jewelry. She continues to sculpt sterling silver and pewter pendants.
In 2004 she was given the opportunity to design and sculpt horses interacting with children and dogs. The statues are featured in a prominent national catalog. Her work has been very well received and brought her one step closer to adding bronze sculpture to her list of credits.
Renee's work is realistic without being overly defined, somewhat loose but very correct. Surface texture allows the light to reflect and shine through the carefully chosen patina. Renee uses her emotional connection with horses to create a sensitive portrayal of her equine subjects. Capturing a moment in time while showing the spirit and character of each individual.
She says, “Horses have always been one of my favorite subjects, in art as well as in life. I've been horse crazy as long as I can remember. There are four 'hay burners' in our barn. When I'm not riding, feeding, or cleaning up, I'm working on my next bronze with my reference just outside my kitchen window. ”.
I’ve had a passion for horses as long as I
can remember. My mother would often
remind me how I was drawing horses before
writing my name.
The ‘equine’ is one of my favorite subjects,
in art and in life. I’ve been lucky over the years
to not only enjoy their company but to observe
their behavior and watch how they interact with one another.
I hope to bring a sense of realism to my work without it being overly-defined.
To capture a moment in a playful interaction or attitude and to acknowledge
the spirit of each individual.