Donna Bernstein paints large-scale images of horses in a range of styles, from the minimalist language of lines to near-abstraction, capturing their movement and energy and exploring their place in mythology and antiquity. Largely self-taught, Bernstein bases her work on an intimate knowledge of horses and years of closely observing their form and behavior, and uses various media including spray-paints, pigments, and airbrushes. “I explore the persistent complexities of power and vulnerability, as revealed through an ancient and endearing animal,” she has said. Bernstein has also created sculptures of horses in clay and bronze. She studied with the painter Robert Dash.