a glimpse into my journey

Willa Frayser

Equine Artist since 1979

Current Member Virginia Equine Artists Association  

I began my journey in Portland, Oregon and was raised on the beautiful Oregon coast.  With only the love of horses and an eye for detail, I have developed a style and technique which is my own and is recognized throughout the world.

Artist with Cathy Davis - Oil portrait of "Eros"

Artist with Cathy Davis - Oil portrait of "Eros"

Moving to Virginia in 1977, I began exhibiting at various horse and art shows around the East Coast.  

I was accepted into the Horse Artists Association and participated in many exhibits with this group from Arizona to Kentucky.  In 1992, I was invited to participate in the first ever "Wild Horse Art Exhibit" at the Kentucky Horse Museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville. In 2006 I become a member of the Virginia Equine Artists Association and have participated in many events as a member of this group.

My portraits are as well known as my prints and I have completed commissioned work for lovers and breeders of horses in most of the 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.  Other works are in collections in Australia, Austria, Tasmania, England, Brazil, Bermuda, Canada and Puerto Rico.  I have a portfolio that includes not only horses, but also dogs, cats, cattle, donkeys and birds.

My portraits capture the true spirit and detail of each individual subject, as many of my clients will be happy to tell you!