Growing up in rural Idaho gave Cammie Lundeen the opportunity to do what she loved most: ride and care for horses. These experiences, combined with artistic training that focused upon equine bone structure and muscling, make Cammies sculptures as anatomically accurate as possible. Before working in clay, Cammie painted and drew horses and other animals in oils and pastels. Thinking in three dimensions led her to pick up a piece of clay and she’s never turned back.
“I try to make my sculpture as life-like as possible, I try to show expression. I think a lot of people can make a horse that has ears, eyes and nose, but they miss out on other subtle things that make it more alive.” Cammie prefers to work from memories of special times that have captured her imagination. “We all know art is a form of expression. My goal is to touch someone’s emotions, to have them feel what I might feel in a particular bronze,” she states.
Most of Cammies work is done in limited editions ranging in size from miniature to life size. Her bronzes can be found in collections around the world including the Royal Equestrian Center in Kansas City, Missouri, numerous locations around Colorado, as well as overseas in Helsinki, Finland and New Market, England. She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and an Associate Member of the American Academy of Equine Art. Cammies equine sculpture has been the subject of feature articles in such publications as Southwest Art, Equine Images, Appaloosa Journal, The Paint Horse Journal, Revue Magazine, Dressage Today, and on the cover of the Chronicle of the Horse.
“Like most horse enthusiasts, I never tire of watching horses. The horse’s power, grace and beauty are most apparent in Dressage. This is a never-ending source of inspiration for me. My goal is to bring that beauty, grace and power to life in bronze. Cammie lives in Loveland, Colorado, with her husband George, who is also a sculptor.