Welcome to the
ELAINE BOTTEN GALLERY

laine Botten was born and raised in Wyoming and has been horse crazy as long as she can remember. She grew up riding horses, began barrel racing and even became rodeo queen on more than one occasion! She later moved into training and showing quarter horses. Elaine has had a model horse collection since she was a small child. Her current collection includes Breyers, Peter Stones and artist resins, all of which she cherishes. She actually stumbled into the "custom model horse" arena and immediately tried her hand at customizing model horses. She did her first extreme custom in 2005 and is looking forward to honing her skills and creating an original sculpture. She discovered photo showing in 2007 and although she is a novice has surprised herself and is doing quite well even producing some winners. She currently lives in South Carolina with her husband, basset hounds and a bloodhound.

You can contact Elaine via email.

Above photo credit: Gallahad, customized Breyer Big Ben.


The Botten Gallery

Shadow In The Mist
Blanket Appaloosa mare custom painted from the Peter Stone Palouse mold. Painted in 2007 with pastels and acrylics, individual white hairs etched. Rich Sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted and owned by Elaine H. Botten.

Ima Spiffy Laredo
Black semi-leopard appaloosa yearling filly custom painted from the Peter Stone Weanling mold. Painted in 2007 with acrylics.  Sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Marsha A. Dyson.

Reverse Stock Split
Loud blanket appaloosa quarter horse stallion extreme custom from the Peter Stone ISH mold. Painted in 2007 with pastels and acrylics, spots haloed using light layers of pastels.  Sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Betty Hoffman-Hook..

Carolina Jack
Appaloosa stallion custom painted from the BHR English Pleasure mold. Painted in 2005 with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Matte. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Jennifer Duncan.

Penelope
Snowflake appaloosa foal custom painted from the Breyer Stablemate Prancing Foal mold. Painted in 2005 with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Satin. Painted by by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Jennifer Duncan.


El Shameerah Mystique
Dapple gray Arabian Mare custom painted from the Breyer Arabian Mare Stablemate mold.  Her belly was trimmed down and she was painted in 2005 with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Gloss. Painted and owned by Elaine H. Botten.

Sharif Askari
Grey Arabian stallion customized from the PS Chips Arabian mold. Painted with pastels and acrylics, sealed with Krylon satin. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown..

Ramesses
Chestnut Arabian stallion extreme custom from Pam Demuth's Nashita Resin. Painted with pastels and acrylics. Rich color was achieved by using several layers of pastels, sealed with Krylon Matte. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown, location Germany.


Mr. Big Stuff
Bay Clydesdale stallion customized from the PS Chips Draft mold. Painted in 2006 with acrylics.  Sealed with Krylon Satin. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Jennifer Duncan.

Romeo
Black and white gypsy vanner stallion customized  from the PS Chips Draft mold. Painted pastels and acrylics. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown.


Hamlet
Grey percheron stallion customized from the PS Chips Draft mold. Painted in 2006 with acrylics.  Sealed with triple glaze Krylon. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown. 


Awesome Mr. Phipps
Bay Tovero stallion custom painted from the BHR Mr. Conclusion mold. Painted in 2007 with oils, pastels and acrylics. Rich color was achieved by using several layers of pastels, sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Jackie Loos..

Laredo Kidd
Black and White Tovero stallion customized from the BHR English Pleasure mold. Painted in 2007 with acrylics.  Sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Joan Tempesta..

Spin Doctor
Decorator paint stallion custom painted from the Peter Stone ISH mold. Painted in 2005 with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Satin. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Veronica Jenkins..

Dandardyl Mochastone
Chocolate Palomino Section B Welsh Pony stallion custom painted from the Breyer Bouncer mold. Painted in 2007 with pastels and acrylics. Rich color was achieved by using several layers of pastels, sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted and owned by Elaine H. Botten.

Ballycourt Comet
Dapple Palomino Section B Welsh Pony stallion custom painted from the Breyer Bouncer mold. Painted in 2007 with pastels and acrylics using brushes and eye shadow applicators. Rich color was achieved by using several layers of pastels, sealed with Textron Dull Cote. This model has been shown extensively and has placed very well. He was recently show in the Shadee Lane Show #1 2008 and took Gender Reserve Champion (class of 530) and Breed Champion (class of 778). Painted and owned and shown by Elaine H. Botten..

Mystic Mojo
Steel gray quarter horse stallion custom painted from the Sandicast quarter horse mold. Painted in 2007 with pastels and acrylics. Rich color was achieved by using several layers of pastels, sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owned by Sherre Tuley.

Cricket’s Gold Dust
Sooty Buckskin Yearling Quarter Horse Filly custom painted from the Parrs Dream Doll mold. Painted in 2007 using acrylics and pastels. Sealed with High gloss for strength and over-sprayed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted and owned and shown by Elaine H. Botten.


Gallahad
Buckskin stallion customized from the Breyer Big Ben mold.  Painted with acrylics. This was my first ever attempt at customizing a model by repositioning the legs and changing the mane and tail. Sealed with Textron Dull Cote. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown.


Windwalker
Pinto half breed arabian stallion custom painted from the Breyer Old Morgan Stablemate mold.  This was my first custom job ever and I used acrylics.  Sealed with Krylon Satin. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner Unknown.


Ghost
Gray paint foal custom painted from the Breyer Stablemate Prancing Foal mold. Painted in 2005 with acrylics and sealed with Krylon Satin. Painted by Elaine H. Botten. Owner unknown.



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