Joanne Mehl(American, b. 1960)
A lifelong devotee of painting and riding horses, Mehl earned her fine arts degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Since 1996 Mehl has painted full time, being commissioned from across the country to paint both horses and owners. Her works have been featured on the cover of many national publications, including Keeneland magazine, and are in the collections of many Thoroughbred farms.