Photo courtesy of Jennifer Ashley

Ms. Carey is teaching Online Zoom  Workshops to help her continuing and beginning students  who wants to stay connected and continue sculpting on during Covid-19 days, Ms. Goksin Carey was already well known in The Town of Middleburg even before her six feet bronze fox sculpture found a permanent place in The Middleburg Community Center plaza.Yet she started as a self-taught artist whose love of nature and animals, especially horses find a voice in her hands as sculpture.

She was already a well-established teacher at the Equine Sculpting Workshop at AIM Artists in Middleburg, since 2014 with well over 300 local out of state and overseas students. 

“Goksin Carey was heaven sent to the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) in 2014. What impressed me about her before I had the opportunity to speak to her, were her equine bronzes.  They revealed her knowledge and talent – they were “correct” and gorgeous.  After spending time studying some of the most important equine sculptors to date that included Pierre Jules Mêne and Isidore Jules Bonheur, I knew her bronzes were in a class of their own.  I knew she needed share her gift and impart her wisdom to all who wanted to learn to sculpt these magnificent creatures!  To date she has taught, influenced, encouraged and mentored a number of students who have worked side-by-side with her during the workshops and at the foundry.  She is proud of what they have accomplished!  She wants them to excel and surpass her talent, the passion and philosophy of a most nurturing yet critical teacher. I am thrilled and privileged to be working with Goksin, for there are not enough adjectives to “sing her praise!”  says Sandy Danielson, AIM Gallery Executive Director.

Each year in July and November she returns to NSLM National Sports Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA to instruct a weeklong full day intense equine sculpting workshop. Her meticulous, well structured and inside out instructions carved a path for her students to become instructors or professional sculptors. In her own words “each participant in the workshop gains individualized value since they can only leave after truly internalizing the process, when they shine I finally feel a personal success”.

She is an associate member of National Sculptor Society NSS, member of Virginia Equine Artists and is certified through American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky 2009.  In July 2016 she attended Phillip Faraut Portrait Figure workshop in clay to develop her figure sculpting skills with an expert so that she can unify her equine art with the human figure.

Besides Sculptures, Carey loves to paint horses, take nature or horse photographs and produces short documentary films on Akal Teke golden horses. The National Sculptor Society, Artists in Middleburg AIM and Saatchi Saatchi features her art work. Her commissioned sculptures are in private collections.

She explains her very early memories and emotional connection with the horses:
“ I find myself drawn to the horses, almost to the exclusion of all else, something about them excites me,  I love capturing those moments in time and space and create in my art their immortal spirit as a bridge to nature. Their movement and balance in my sculptures show as a complementary unison between the horse and the rider. There is also a visual connection that must reach the soul  to continuously search to connect with my subject.”

Ms. Carey has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Elan magazine.



Recent interview in TurkishAmerican TV with Ms. Carey:

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