Weatherly Stroh is an accomplished artist whose work centers around animals and landscapes. Oil is her preferred medium, with a technique characterized by sweeping brush strokes and textural layers. While much of her work is done on canvas, she also paints on aluminum and stretched linen. The natural world has always been a bountiful source of inspiration for Weatherly. Growing up on a farm in rural Michigan nourished her deep bond to the rhythms of nature and infused her unbridled love of animals. This affinity fuels her ability to connect with her subjects, while many years of experience as a competitive rider augments her intuitive understanding of horses. Emotion and connection woven through every one of her animal-centered pieces. Art is in Weatherly’s blood. When she was 11, Weatherly’s father gave her a plein air paint box that had belonged to her great great uncle, Gari Melchers, a globally acclaimed American Impressionist painter. This gift fired her lifelong enthusiasm for painting in oil. Living in horse-obsessed Wellington, Florida, Weatherly is invigorated by the ever-present dressage, show jumping and polo. Her paintings of sport horses are infused with power and motion, capturing the controlled elegance of equine athletes. Most recently, one of her paintings was chosen as the cover art for Wellington’s 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival. The vibrant light and natural beauty of Florida offer yet another profound source of inspiration. A profusion of flora and fauna flourish under an ever-changing sky, and Weatherly captures the perpetual motion of sea and sky in her striking landscapes. Travel is another great passion, and Weatherly searches the world to find the inspiring landscapes and animals she can immortalize in her art. Propelled by her natural curiosity, she constantly looks for fresh ways to express beauty, color and emotion. Since she loves nothing more than being surrounded by nature and animals, Weatherly also delights in animal portraiture and is well-known for her ability to capture her subjects’ personalities on canvas. A passionate advocate for all animals, she donates a portion of the proceeds from her work to a variety of animal welfare and land preservation organizations.