Award-winning Florida artist, Mindy Z. Colton, originally from New York City, was classically trained in all the traditional arts. She pursued a career in Graphic Design & illustration while still finding time for her fine art. Mindy chose to leave behind her successful design career to follow her true passion as a full time fine artist. Involved with horses her entire life, she chose to combine her passion for art and horses in her unique sculptural works. She seeks to not just replicate an image of a horse, but to explore the energy, expression and beauty, creating unique sculptures. Much of her inspiration comes from nature and frequent travels out west.
Mindy graduated with honors from the renowned High School of Music & Art in New York City, and attended Parson’s School of Design. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University School of Fine Art in St. Louis, and an M.A. from the University of Central Florida. Colton’s award-winning fine art has been exhibited in numerous solo and two-person shows and more than 250 juried and group shows winning hundreds of awards including many Best in Shows. Her work has been featured in many top publications such as, The Chronicle of the Horse, Horses in Art, Florida Sport Horse, Winter Park Magazine, Sidelines Magazine, Winter Garden Style, Contemporary Sculptors, and American Art Collector and more.
Mindy is a three-time State of Florida Grantee and three-time United Arts of Central Florida Grant recipient. Two of these grants were to create large-scale, outdoor sculptures exhibited at Epcot Invitational Flower & Garden Invitational Sculpture Exhibit, and at other outdoor sculpture competitions. Mindy’s sculptures have been exhibited in The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Appleton Museum, Ocala, The Mennello Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL, The American Association of Equine Art, Georgetown, KY, The Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL, The International Museum of Art, EL Paso, TX, The Pace Performing Arts Center, Parker, CO., The Westchester Arts Center, New York, The Arts Castle Ohio, The Polk Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit and more.