Gladys Morante was born in Peru in 1963 as the daughter of a professional jockey. After high school, she met a horse portrait artist with whom she began working. Realizing Gladys' potential, her new-found mentor advised her to join the School of Arts and she followed his advice, graduating with honors. Painting horses is Gladys Morante's life work. She approaches the subject with a deep sense of reverence and respect. Using an abstract style of painting, Morante captures the magnificence, power and grace of the animals while balancing a blend of intense emotion, tenderness and love. Morante has participated in numerous exhibitions including several held at prestigious locations such as the Embassy of Spain, the United States Embassy, El Museo de la Nación, Galeria Borkas and the Russian Cultural Institute.