Very pleased that four of my paintings have been juried in to the Horse in Art Exhibition that opens in the Mews at Palace House, Newmarket, at the magnificent new National Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art which was officially opened by HM The Queen on 3rd November. The exhibition is open from 21st November – 4th December, it should be a super exhibition and I am looking forward to the day of the Private View during which we are holding a live painting event in the town with the picture judged best going straight on to be hung in the exhibition. The Prize giving takes place during the Private View in the evening and looks like being a busy event!
The Coast Path at Greenaleigh Farm, Exmoor
I have donated the painting below ‘An April Day’ to raise funds for the Society – which is a charity – The painting is the prize in a draw which will take place during the exhibition.
I am working hard to produce new work for the upcoming Fayre Oaks Sale! Will soon be unveiling the next in the series of ‘Welsh Legends’ pieces, the superb Pendock Legend, look out on my facebook page for details coming soon!
As well as this I have also been busy with commission work, but can’t show any of these at the moment as they are all surprise gifts.
For my sins I am also currently the Secretary for the Society of Equestrian Artists, our main exhibition @The Horse in Art 2016′ will be held at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sorting Art, Palace House, Newmarket in November and as entries have just closed I am now busy processing the hundreds of entries from artists from as far afield as USA!
In the meantime here is one of the new works that will be available at Fayre Oaks. ‘Red Campion’ oil on panel 24cm x 30cm
I am taking my Iberian paintings to the Grange Equestrian Centre, Okehampton, Devon on the 3rd and 4th September for the South West Iberian Show. https://www.facebook.com/southwestiberianshow/?fref=ts I will be painting live at the event and I am really looking forward to seeing the horses, especially the Gala Performance in the evening. I missed the GBPRE Championship Show at Hartpury this year as it clashed with another work event. Hopefully I will get there next year! It was an incredible, wonderful trip organised by Sherene Rahmatallah of Sussex Lusitanos www.sussexlusitanos.co.uk to Golega in Portugal some 11 years ago that started off my passion for Iberian Horses.
Working on some new pieces for this event but this is one that I will be taking. “In the School at Golega” Oil on Canvas 30″ x 36″
It is already four weeks since the Society of Equestrian Artists Residential workshop at Porlock Vale House, Porlock, Somerset. The weather blessed us and though I did not get to spend the full week there I had a productive two days there and have returned feeling re-energised and ready to tackle the new series of work I have on the go! I learn such a lot from attending workshops, and its great meeting and getting to know other artists. I can’t recommend this particular workshop enough; We had the benefit of great tutors in the shape of renowned artists Malcolm Coward HSEA and Colin Allbrook RI RSMA HSEA in wonderful, relaxed surroundings. Porlock Vale House lends almost an air of an artists house party and there was plenty of socialising and good food. Early morning at dawn is a favourite time for me there, either painting up on the moor or down in the field by the beach or at Porlock Weir, or simply chilling and thinking, out on the terrace overlooking the sea, blissful. I am already saving up for next year.