“Miss Kitty”, pencil on paper, 18” x 18” framed, $2,200
*First-Prize Winner of the NCAA 2021 Virtual Juried Spring Show, Drawing & Pastel*
Ulla Strickland is a native of Germany and has lived in Coweta County since 1998. Her two greatest
passions manifested at the same time when the then 3-year-old grabbed a crayon and drew – a horse. At
least she claimed it was a horse. From that moment on, every picture she drew contained at least one
horse-like creature. At the age of sixteen, she – finally! – got her own horse. The handsome pitch-black Trakehner gelding became her favorite model, and it was clear even then that her medium of choice
would be graphite, even though she likes to play with watercolors and acrylics also. In her late teens and during her college years, Ulla did quite a few portraits of people, horses, and pets for friends, family and
some “outside” clients.
Among other things, she now organizes and manages art shows for the GDCTA and is well known for her commissioned work of horses, dogs and cats.