Deepen the unspoken connection with your horse

When Jackie Remembers Swifty

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What Collectors Say

It allowed me to express my emotions

Edina, Paris, France

You have a special gift Marie! I love what you have done to bring all these memories back to me

Jackie, Suva, Fiji

It made me reflect on this wonderful moment with John Cathy, Washington DC, USA

How it works ?

Initial consultation

Let’s talk and decide if we can work together


You choose the style and format


We schedule a 90-minute interview to share your memories


I share with you the steps of creation and an initial draft

Initial viewing

You see the portrait by email or you come to see it in my studio


You receive your emotion portrait™. it is ready to hang

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called an emotion portrait™ ?
I encourage horse and nature lovers to reflect on their emotions. Through the emotion portrait™, I capture the feelings you share in your relationships with horses and nature. You transform emotional moments into peaceful and happy memories. It all starts with an interview and ends in a unique piece of art.

Do you do portraits of animals other than horses ?
Horses are geniuses at mirroring our emotions back to us. They read us. I capture what you feel through horse portraits. But I believe that nature reflects our sensitivity. I have worked with different kinds of animal and plant subjects in the past. Check here

What are your prices ?
Prices range from $450 to $6,500 depending on the desired style and format.

Why do we need to book a 20-minute consultation ?
It is an opportunity to talk about the process, share any questions and decide if it’s a good fit.

Can you make an emotion portrait™ from a photo I give you ?
I don’t draw or paint from photos but they are part of the puzzle.

How long does it take you ?
It depends when we start and how it goes. On average, it takes between 4 to 12 weeks.

How do you choose the composition ?
It depends on what comes out of our interview. For a painting, I share an initial draft for your approval. For a drawing, I share 2 or 3 drawings you can choose from.

Is there a down payment for a commission ?
I accept a limited number of commissions per year and I book up months in advance. To reserve your space on my calendar, there is a non-refundable $100 booking deposit. 50% of the commission is due upon interview and the remaining balance is due upon delivery.

What if I don’t like the result ?
I want you to be 100% satisfied with the final emotion portrait™. In the unlikely event you aren’t satisfied, you can apply your deposit to the purchase of other work featured in the gift shop. It is valid for a year.

Is it a problem if we can’t meet in person ?
It is always nicer to meet in person but I have done emotion portraits remotely using the internet. It worked well.

Do I need to know about art techniques to choose the style ?
Not at all. You just need to indicate your favorite portrait style based on this gallery

Can I order an emotion portrait™ as a gift for a horselover ?
Yes – In two different ways. Through an emotion portrait™, you can honor your relationship with the horse lover. We work directly together to interpret what you feel for him or her. Or you can make a gift to a horse lover you know to celebrate his or her relationship with horses. In this case, I work directly with the horse lover.

What does “© All rights reserved” mean ?
It means that marie sand’s images are my sole intellectual property. Ownership of a physical painting does not constitute any reproduction rights. Images may not be reproduced, resold or used in any form without my written consent.