Leydecker, Fabienne

“Ask me to paint grace and power in motion,
and I will paint you a horse.”

- Fabienne Leydecker

Born in the Pays Basque region of France, Fabienne was surrounded at young age by animals, and especially horses. She graduated from Chantilly in equine studies, and is an artist gifted in animal portraits and the ability to capture the essence and spirit of horses in any style, from realistic to abstract. Interestingly, Fabienne was also the FIRST female jockey in all of France. She now lives in Canada, where she moved to ride horses and to develop her passion for art.

In recent years a life-long dream came true when she moved to the charming little village of Berwick, Nova Scotia with her husband, horses and dogs, bought a farm and remodeled a room into an art gallery – Copper Fox Gallery – and began painting Custom Painted Ponies for collectors in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia.

“Here, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, nature and my animals, I find my inspiration.”

Painted Pony figurines by Fabienne Leydecker: