Whitney Kurlan, a self-taught artist, has always had a passionate love of nature and animals, especially horses.
In 2014, she has came back to art full time after an accident, which left her with a severe spinal injury. In 2016, she was spotlighted in the Connecticut Post Sunday Magazine with the cover article about her return to art after her accident. She was one of the featured artists in the Jan/Feb 2016 Connecticut Horse Magazine. She has shown in a number of art shows in the past few years: RISD Bank 2014 Juried Show, Connecticut Pastel Society Member Show, and entered several International juried competitions in 2015 and 2016. The WEF Sport Horse Auction in Florida invited Whitney to be the sole artist to exhibit and auction 2 equine paintings in the sporthorse auction early in 2016 and was a success. She is a current member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Inc, and the New Canaan Society of the Arts.
Having restarted her art career full time. Whitney is currently working on several projects. She has been commissioned to illustrate a series of 6 picture books for children ages 4 to 7 featuring her watercolors. She is also dedicated to endangered species and conservation, so in an effort to fulfill that goal she is now partners with a few companies and individuals to promote her artwork additionally donating a percentage of her profits to wildlife nonprofits and also supporting wildlife conservation.