Michelle works in oils, and is best known for her fabulous draft horses, which often feature open mouths showing lips and teeth, wonderful expressions, beautiful conformation, and amazing presence. One of her drafts, Chinook's Breakaway, won the once infamous Model Horse World Championships back in 1987, and had many a collector wishing for a Grant of their own! Perhaps most famous of all, however, is her stunning and incredible Zebra, Zarley Zalapski, whose arrival in some years ago left the hobby with mouths a-gawk to see such a detailed and excellently done creation. To my knowledge, Zarley was the first truly spectacular Zebra to hit our hobby! He is a true delight!
Here then, is a showing of the majority of Michelle's stunning portfolio. Many, many thanks to Twyla Brower for getting Michelle's portfolio and sending it to me as an important addition to the Model Horse Gallery. Sit back, relax, and prepare to enjoy yourself!
Top: Canadian Clydesdale Four-Horse Hitch, starring Chinook's Wolfgang, Chinook's Fancy That, Chinook's Constanze, and Chinook's Breakaway! You'll find halter photos of this awesome team on the Draft page!
Bottom: bay tobiano Paint pony gelding customized from the Breyer Traditional Polo Pony and owned by Jan Stevens; created in 1993