Sculptor Lynn Fraley is fascinated by horses. It’s been a life-long passion. Her equine sculptures exude vivid personalities, freeze-framing a split second of motion and emotion.


Lynn’s method is straightforward and has been refined by more than 30 years of professional sculpting experience.  At the core is a deep respect for anatomy and biomechanics.  An idea is brought into form first with bare wire (essentially a schematic skeleton).  Then, non-hardening clay becomes the mass and muscle of the horse.  While working, Lynn spirals through her “Five R’s:  Rough In, Round Out, Refine, Reality Check, and Repeat.”

A Signature Member of the American Academy of Equine Art and an Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, her work has garnered top honors at the annual American Academy of Equine Art Fall Juried Exhibit; the 2018 Founder’s Awardthe 2017 Sam Savitt Award for best depiction of equine movementthe 2016 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for sculpture and the 2011 Leonard J Meiselman medal for sculpture.  In 2021, her work was included in the prestigious National Sculpture Society’s 88th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, SC.

Lynn teaches sculpting workshops in her Boise, Idaho, studio as well as other venues.