Judy Nordquist

Judy Nordquist

Racing across the Egyptian desert at sunrise with the Pyramids silhouetted in the background on a beautiful Arabian stallion–that’s what dreams are made of!  Judy’s memories from that desert ride and her life-long love of horses has resulted in bronze horse sculptures from miniatures to Life-Size.

From early childhood Judy nurtured two loves–horses and art. Majoring in art in high school and college, she spent several successful years in the commercial art field before focusing complete attention on painting horses.  Painting evolved into sculpting horses, which proved to be the most exciting and challenging medium for her unique talent. Her inspiration comes from her imagination and seeing beautiful Arabians around the world.

Kim, after graduating with honors in Psychology and a four-year postgraduate, medical degree in Acupuncture, is now following in her Mother’s footsteps.  She is designing beautiful equine jewelry and is now working with Judy to create bronze sculptures.

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Elegance

$2,500.00
$2,500.00

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Judy Nordquist

Edition of 75

11 5/8” H x 9” L x 4½” W (29.53 cm H x 22.86 cm L x 11.43 cm W)

Capturing the elegance and style of the Classic Arabian horse

War Horse

$20,000.00
$20,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

Edition of 5

1/3 Life-Size Bronze
Overall height with pedestal:
57″ H x 16 Lx 9″ W(144.78 cm H x 40.64 cm L x 22.86 cm W)

Capturing the power and majesty of the proud Lusitano stallion.  He has carried heroes and kings through the great Roman crusades and medieval wars.

Stallion of the Wind

$200,000.00
$200,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE-SIZE BRONZE

Edition of 2 (1 Available)
7.5 ft H x 9.5 ft. L x 4 ft. W (228.6 cm H x 289.56 cm L x 121.92 cm W)
Rising from the desert sands with the Strength of his ancestors, the magnificent Stallion displays his fire!
ONLY ONE IS AVAILABLE IN THIS EXCLUSIVE EDITION OF 2!

Stallion of the Sun

$195,000.00
$195,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE-SIZE BRONZE

Edition of 10 (7 Available)
10½ ft. H x 8 ft. L x 3 ft. W  (320.04 cm H x 243.84 cm L x 91.44 cm W)
Rising from the desert sands with the Strength of his ancestors, the magnificent Stallion displays his fire!

Splendor

$2,500.00
$2,500.00

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Judy Nordquist

Edition of 75
14” H x 11″ L x 5 1/2″ W (35.56 cm H x 27.94 cm L x 13.97 cm W)
The elegance and splendor of the Arabian stallion is timeless captured in bronze.

Spirit

$6,800.00
$6,800.00

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Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for Proposed Life-size Bronze

Edition of 50
19” H x 20½ ” L (48.26 cm H x 52.07 cm L)
Capturing the spirit and power of the exotic desert stallion!

Interlude

$350,000.00
$350,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE-SIZE BRONZE

Edition of 10 (3 Available)
11 ft. H x 11 ft. L x 4 ft. W (3.3528 meter H x 3.3528 meter L x 1.2192 meter W)
Interlude…one moment in time…the freedom and romance of a spirited stallion and his elegant mare.

Devotion 2

$20,000.00
$20,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

1/2 LIFE-SIZE BRONZE

Edition of 10 (7 Available)
4′ 9″ H x 22″ L x 15″ W (144.78 cm H x 55.88 cm L x 38.1 cm W)
Note: Mounted on a walnut floor pedestal with a black granite top. This pedestal height is included in above measurements.
Many years ago the Bedouins of old also shared this wondrous moment, of their Treasured mare as she softly calls to her newborn foal.

Destiny

$3,000.00
$3,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for 1 1/5 Life-Size Edition

Edition of 25 Pair
11” H x 8” L x 7” W (27.94 cm H x 20.32 cm L x 17.78 cm W)
Free, proud, vibrant and radiating a love of life in his every fiber and movement the magnificent stallion embodies man’s freedom to carve his own “Destiny”.
($3,000 each or $5,000 for the pair)

Desert Wind

$7,500.00
$7,500.00

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Judy Nordquist

Edition of 25 (Sold out Edition – one is Available for resale 20” H x 12” L (50.8 cm H x 30.48 cm L)
Nostrils flared. . . Mane flying. . .The majestic stallion senses the faraway call of his ancestors carried on the desert wind.
SOLD OUT EDITION – one is available for resale in this highly sought after Edition of 25!

Desert Song

$28,000.00
$28,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE-SIZE BRONZE FILLY

Edition of 15
Approx.5 ft. H x 4½ ft. L x 19” W(152.4 cm H x 137.16 cm L x 48.26 W cm)
The filly prances to the song of the desert!

Desert Elegance

$8,500.00
$8,500.00

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Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for Life-Size Edition

Edition of 30
18” H x 18” L x 9.5” W (45.72 cm H x 45.72 cm L x 24.13 cm W)
The ethereal beauty and elegance of the desert mare is captured for all time in bronze.

Desert Mirage

$8,500.00
$8,500.00

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Judy-Nordquist
Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for Life-Size Edition

Edition of 30
19” H x 21” L x 9” W (48.26 cm H x 53.34 cm L x 22.86 cm W)
Desert Mirage captures the magnificence and power of the Stallion at the desert oasis!

Bedouin’s Pride

$25,000.00
$25,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE SIZE BRONZE

Edition of 20
25″ H x 46” L x 34″ W (63.5 cm H x 116.84 cm L x 86.36 cm W)
The exotic colt has a place of honor on a Persian rug in the Bedouin’s tent–He is the Bedouin’s Pride!

Wind Spirit Bust

$50,000.00
$50,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

MONUMENTAL  1 1/5 LIFE-SIZE BRONZE BUST

Edition of 10 (10 Available)
For centuries, the Utes lived isolated by preference in the rugged high country of the Rockies and were the respected rulers of the “shining mountains”.

Wind Spirit

$275,000.00
$275,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

MONUMENTAL   1  1/5 LIFE-SIZE BRONZE
Edition of 5 (4 Available)
13’4” H Top of Lance x 10’ L ( Man’s head 10’6”)
For centuries, the Utes lived isolated by preference in the rugged high country of the
Rockies and were the respected rulers of the “shining mountains”.

The Royal Collection

$12,500.00
$12,500.00

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Judy Nordquist

1/5 Life-Size –  Scale Model for Life-size Bronzes

Edition of 25
20” H x 21″ L x 9½” W (50.8 cm H x 53.34 L x 24.13 W)
The legendary excitement created by three outstanding stallions–is captured in one bronze sculpture

Race the Wind

$2,400.00
$2,400.00

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Judy Nordquist

Edition of 50
12¼” H x 11” L x 5” W (31.115 cm H x 27.94 cm L x 12.7 cm W)
Thundering forward to victory, the mighty stallion races to the finish line, as if to Race the Wind!

King of Kings

$215,000.00
$215,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

LIFE-SIZE BRONZE — ARTIST PROOF AVAILABLE

Edition of 5 (EDITION CLOSED)
8 ft. H x 9 ft. 6 in. L x 3 ft. 7 in. W (2.4384 meter H x 2.8956 m L x 1.092 meter W)
Beauty and power-elegance and strength–this magnificent stallion is truly the King of Kings!
ONLY THE ARTIST PROOF IS AVAILABLE IN THIS EDITION OF 5!

Glimpse of Glory

$12,000.00
$12,000.00

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Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for Life-Size

Edition of 15 (8 Available)
20” H x 32½” L x 10” W  (50.8 cm H x 82.55 cm x L 25.4 cm W)
Hearts pounding, hooves flying–Man and horse are as one as they near the finish line!
(1/5 Life-Size Master Model, Life-Size Available.)

Devotion

$4,500.00
$4,500.00

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Judy-Nordquist
Judy Nordquist

Scale Model for ½ Life-Size Bronze Edition
Edition of 50
13” H x 10½” L x 9″ W (33.02 cm H x 26.67 cm L x 22.86 cm W)
Many years ago the Bedouins of old also shared this wondrous moment, of their treasured mare as she softly calls to her newborn foal.

JUDY AND KIM NORDQUIST

Racing across the Egyptian desert at sunrise with the Pyramids silhouetted in the background on a beautiful Arabian stallion–that’s what dreams are made of!  Judy’s memories from that desert ride and her life-long love of horses has resulted in bronze horse sculptures from miniatures to Life-Size.

From early childhood Judy nurtured two loves–horses and art. Majoring in art in high school and college, she spent several successful years in the commercial art field before focusing complete attention on painting horses.  Painting evolved into sculpting horses, which proved to be the most exciting and challenging medium for her unique talent. Her inspiration comes from her imagination and seeing beautiful Arabians around the world.

Kim, after graduating with honors in Psychology and a four-year postgraduate, medical degree in Acupuncture, is now following in her Mother’s footsteps.  She is designing beautiful equine jewelry and is now working with Judy to create bronze sculptures.

Their latest bronzes were just unveiled in January, 2009–A Life-Size Portrait bronze of Escape Ibn Navarrone-D for Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ajman Stud, UAE and a Life-size Portrait of Zoumir, an Arabian Race Horse and jockey for Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultanate of Oman.  Their bronzes are collected internationally and the list of people who commission and collect their work reads like an international Who’s Who of Arabian horse enthusiasts.

When creating a portrait bronze, many detail measurements and photos are taken to accurately represent each horse.  Also, with each bronze portrait we are commissioned to create, we prefer to spend some time with the horse — each horse is so different.  By “seeing your horse with my hands, I can capture in their sculpture their unique spirit and presence and make the bronze come alive.”  Time is also spent discussing the pose and the most characteristic attitude and expression.

Judy and Kim have traveled extensively in Egypt, Africa, Italy and the Middle East researching Middle Eastern history and culture.  Their Collectors Limited Bronze Sculptures reflect the classic style of the 19th century French school of sculpture, “Les Animaliers”, and range in size from miniature to Life-Size.

Judy and her husband, Jim, live in the mountains in Ridgway, Colorado where they raise and care for their Arabian horses.  Their special treasure is a beautiful *Marwan Al Shaqab daughter out of the multi-champion mare, Maggdalina!

Balance, beauty, drama, and strength are the poetic elements I find in Nordquist’s bronzes.  Nordquist is one of the few living Sculptors that can accomplish this perfection found in nature.

-Robert Vavra, Author/Photographer of Equus.

I want to thank you for creating ‘Pharaoh’s Horse’.  No matter how troubled the world news is, or how tired or low my spirits may be, I know I can gaze upon that magnificent steed and see the world as it should be — free, intelligent, proud, virile and radiating a love of life in his every fibre and movement.  You couldn’t have created that by accident.  But you did express it, with skill and eloquence. and you touched my soul.  Thank you.                  

-Mr. Saul Fox, Architectural Designer, Ontario, Canada

Layla Khashoggi, who commissioned a mare and foal sculpture, wrote…

Judy, I must tell you, that if I had the talent to sculpt this piece with my own hands, it could not have been any better nor any closer to the image I conceived almost two years ago . . . I get so much pride and joy from showing `Daughters Of The Wind’ to all our visitors that I felt I had to share it with you.  I only wish you could be here each time someone sees it for the first time. They’re usually speechless, always impressed, and seemingly mesmerized by the bronze and its setting.

OCCUPATION: 

PROFESSIONAL SCULPTOR SINCE 1974

EDUCATION:

1958 Graduated Valedictorian Central High School, Grand Junction, CO
1960 AA Degree – Mesa Jr. College, Grand Jct., CO – Phi Beta Kappa

ORGANIZATIONS:

Member American Academy of Equine Art,
Associate – Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
Colleague Member – National Sculpture Society

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ART COMMISSIONS:

2015 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait bronze of Wieza Mocy – Oak Ridge Arabians
2015 – Bronze of Mounted band-45 horses and riders – HM, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman
2012 – Bronze of 40 horses with carriage for H M, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultanate of Oman
2010 – Life-Size Commissioned Bronze of Stallion of the Sun – Middle East
2009 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait bronze of Maggdalina for Strawberry Banks Farm
2008 – Life-Size Portrait bronze of Escape Ibn Navarrone-D for Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ajman Stud, UAE
2008 – Life-Size Portrait bronze for His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultanate of Oman
2007 – Life-Size bronze of King of Kings for Pomeroy Arabians International – Canada
2007 – Life-Size bronzes of Interlude for Pomeroy Arabians International – Canada
2007 – 1/5 Life Size Portrait Bronze of Escape Ibn Navarrone-D for Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ajman Stud, UAE
2007 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait bronze of Bella Nova for Traditional Arabians
2007 – 1/6 Life-Size portrait bronze of Khemosabi for Khemosabi Syndicate
2006 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bust of Enzo for Enzo Ltd.
2006 – 1/5 Life-size Portrait Busts – Al Shaqab Collection:  *Gazal Al Shaqab, *Marwan Al Shaqab, *Al Adeed Al Shaqab for Michael Byatt Arabians
2005 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of *Marwan Al Shaqab for Al Shaqab Stud & Michael Byatt
2005 – 1/4 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Gai Acaisha & her filly for Harold and Elizabeth Green
2003 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Padrons Psyche for Robert and Dixie North
2002 – 1/4 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Llewellyn Fawr for Harold and Elizabeth Green
2000 – 1/4 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Sx Allon for Harold and Elizabeth Green
1999 – 1-1/5 Life-Size Monumental “Wind Spirit” Ute Indian and horse for the Town of Mountain Village, Telluride, CO
1997 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Ericca for Neil and Barbara Chur
1996 – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Annual trophies for the Championship Classes
1994 – 1/4 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Gai Anastashah for Harold and Elizabeth Green
1994 – Exclusive Collector’s Limited Edition Bronze Medallion for The Big Oak Children’s Ranch in Alabama for non-profit fund raising project
1989 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Royal Taaga with buggy and portrait of Dick Ames
1988 – 1/5 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of Shahteyna for Cory Soltau
1988 – Pyramid Society Logo in Hand Cast Paper
1985 – Life-Size Mare and Foal–Daughters of the Wind for Essam Khashoggi, Santa Barbara,CA
1985 – 1/3 Life-Size Portrait Bronze of *Ibn Moniet El Nefous for Jarrell McCracken

NATIONAL SHOWS:

1999 – American Academy of Equine Art – Annual Exhibition at the Kentucky Horse Park
1997-1998 – American Academy of Equine Art, The Horse In Fine Art-National Tour
1998 – Sculpture in the Park – Loveland High Plains Arts Council
1997 – Western Academy of Women Artist’s Annual Show, held at – Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
1997 – DIA Inaugural Art Exhibit “The Object of Colorado”
1997 – Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show
1999 – American Academy of Equine Art, Small Works Exhibition, held at The International Museum of the Horse
1984-1981 – Sculpture in the Park – Loveland High Plains Arts Council
1982-1991American Academy of Equine Art

AWARDS:

1981 – The Bronze Works – One of six outstanding Colorado Sculptors
1984 – 5th place North American Sculpture Exhibition

PUBLICATION ARTICLES:           

“The Arabian Magazine” UK –  December 2010
“Tutto Arabi” Italy -Summer 2009
“Telluride Style Magazine”, Summer/Fall 2000, Sculptures In Bronze by Diana Conovitz
“The Equine Image”, June/July 2000, Majestic Monumentals by Karen Howell
“Pacific & Southwest Arabian” Nov. ’97, Judy Nordquist – Professional Profile
“Arabian Faszination” Germany Nov. ’97, Judy Nordquist – Professional Profile
“Arabian Visions” Oct. ’90,  Judy Nordquist – Cover Artist
“Equine Images”, July ’89,  Judy Nordquist – Sharing her Passion by Sandy Geier
“Arabian Horse Times” Oct. ’88,  Judy Nordquist – Professional Profile
“Arabian Horse World” Dec. ’85,  The Little Bronze and How It Grew by Denise P. Hearse
“Western Horseman”, Dec. ’84,  Equine Sculptor Judy Nordquist by Marty Mokler-Banks
“Arabian Horse Times”, Dec. ’83,  Judy Nordquist – To Capture Fleeting Moments by Cheryl Tibbetts
“Arabian Horse World”, Dec. ’78,  Judy Nordquist Remarkable Art by Scott E. Dial

SELECTED BUSINESS AND PRIVATE PATRONS:

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultanate of Oman
Lt. Colonel A. Razak Alshahwarzi – Oman Royal Cavalry – Oman
Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Ajman Stud, UAE
Howell and Margo Wallace –Valor Arabians
HH Sheikh Mashal bin Hamad Al-Thani – Emir of the State of Qatar
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan – United Arab Emirates
Harold and Liz Green –Evergreen Arabians Greg Gallun – Gallun Farms
His Excellency Sulymam Demirel, President. – The Republic of Turkey
Margit and Gosta Heitmann – Calbar Arabians, Denmark
Omar Sakr, Sakr Arabians – Egypt
Robert and Dixie North – North Arabians
HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman Bin Adulaziz Al’Saud – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Michael Byatt – Michael Byatt Arabians
Senor Alirio Miguel Cornejo – Mexico City, Mexico
Mr. Erhard Eckschmidt – Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
David Boggs – Midwest Arabians
His Majesty Hassan II – King of Morocco
Mr. and Mrs. Essam Khashoggi – Santa Barbara, California
Senor Pedro Salas and Princess Tchkotoua – Mallorca, Spain
Dr. and Mrs. Johan Van Wyk – Johannesburg, South Africa
Count Federico Zichy-Thyssen – Ascuncion, Paraguay, South America
Uri and Michal Ariely, Ariely Arabians – Israel

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