Veronica Clark The Carolinas Equestrian 01 It took a friend’s suggestion to unleash an amazing talent.

Veronica Battersby Clark, of Chester, SC, did not always know she was an artist. While she enjoyed drawing as a child, it was never a professional goal. When her daughter, Alexandra, was in middle school, Clark’s friend, Nina, convinced her to try her hand at painting.

“She said let’s do something for ourselves and suggested an art class,” Clark said.  "I thought it sounded fun, but never imagined where it might take me!”