andra Tatarynw has been collecting models since 1991 and has now customized over 80 models. Her first customized model was a Breyer Classic Swaps repainted to a black pinto in 1993 and her first major custom was a Breyer Traditional Family Arabian Stallion which she worked on in 1994.
While Sandra had started painting by hand in acrylics, she has been painting in airbrush for the past 2 years and loves the shading and quality it produces. Sandra enjoys doing some drastic remakes and doing sculpted or string manes and tails as opposed to the typical mohair. Sandra has just starting to sell some customs on eBay, whereas before she would not sell any of her own work, and only took custom orders. Sandra takes custom orders, but can only complete them over the summer when she is out of school.
Sandra graduated from Delaware Valley College in 2000 with a degree in Large Animal Science, and is now working towards becoming a veterinarian (possibly Equine!) at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Sandra has about 200 Breyers in her collection, and has been riding horses since about 1993, ran track and x-country in college, and still participates in roadraces.
If you would like to get in touch with Sandra, her email and snail mail address are below:
7 Mobile Lane
Toms River, NJ 08755
Top: Perceptions, bay Swedish Warmblood stallion customized from the Breyer Traditional Morganglanz and owned by Sandra Tatarynw
Bottom: Barely Breathing, dapple chocolate sorrel Tennessee Walking Horse stallion customized from the Breyer Traditional Midnight Sun and owned by Sandra Tatarynw