Sacha Phariss is a self-taught artist who started painting professionally in 2014. She was born in Santa Cruz, California, in 1990 and moved to Mexico in 2004. She is fascinated with horses and began drawing them as a young child until the age of 16. She took a break from her art while focusing on missionary work with her family. At 24 years old, she did her first painting, successfully launching her career as a full-time artist with her personal brand, Phariss Horses. Her acrylic paintings are in private collections world-wide and are currently available for purchase online through her website, Phariss Horses, Instagram, and Facebook.  Her art has also been sold at charity events, benefiting several horse rescues in the United States. The Art of the Horse, an online group of equine artists, features her artwork in the article entitled, " Sacha Phariss's Dazzling Paintings Brings You On A Journey of Self Empowerment and Discovery."

Currently her medium of choice is acrylic paints, and she uses different media to create texture and a 3D feel in her art.  In 2016, Sacha completed her first 12 piece collection on wood entitled, "Horses in White," where her realistic horses are skillfully captured with various playful and imaginative backgrounds. "Horse Passion" is currently an eight (out of twelve) piece collection with different color-themed acrylic pours and striking horse poses. "Horse Majesty" currently has ten (out of twelve) pieces with inspiring backgrounds and commanding themes, such as "Be Bold." The "Once Upon a Horse" series has two pieces at the moment, that transports you to a different world.  The pieces in Phariss Horses commands "the Art of the Imagination;" it helps to encourage the beholder to take action, be creative, and be true to your own spirit and passion.

Sacha is a member of the Society of Arts, Ajijic, Mexico. She has given classes on acrylic pouring. One of her goals in life is to live up to the meaning of her name, "helper of mankind," and she is blessed to be able to encourage people to create art and express themselves in a positive and uplifting manner.


My Story

“Happy Birthday!” Ripping open with excitement my gifts from my 4th birthday there in front of me was a gift from a friend, a plastic, light, Bay Horse with her small colt. It was love at first sight! This began to direct my life passion and future goals!

My family is from California and we have been serving as missionaries for the past 12+ years in Mexico.. Our lives have been dedicated to serving and assisting families to apply Biblical principles to their lives for true success. My name, Sacha means helper of mankind, which is my life purpose to serve, assist, and make a difference in the lives
of families. Since a young child I begin to draw and then paint horses, as a self-taught artist.

My love and passion for horses grew since my 4th birthday with drawing, dreaming, reading, and playing with now a collection of plastic horses. Within less than a year of being in Mexico my father found for sale a beautiful white, but neglected and abused, Lipizzaner pregnant mare. Lovingly and tenderly I nursed Twilight back to health and she gave me a beautiful gift, Sapphire!

Twilight’s health declined and her death was related to her past abuse and care. My heart was crushed with tears of sorrow that would not stop. I felt like my heart would explode from the pain of knowing that this could have been prevented. This experience taught me a greater love and compassion for abused animals, and to reach out to animals in need.

My dream is to create realistic, inspired, meaningful, equine art. I enjoy creating the personality and spirit of each horse in my art, horse art is something I love not just crating it but having it to enjoy.

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