Valerie Hinz(Canadian , b. 1956)
Hinz lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and had been a professional artist, working in television since 1979. After 21 years, Hinz left her television career to pursue oil painting full time. As a horsewoman, painting horses was a natural direction to take. Her first large-scale exhibit was at the U.S. Arabian National Show. She paints all breeds, and her style and palette have been compared to that of Munnings. In 2003, Hinz was the official artist for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita.