Commissions for equine, particularly, horse portraits are always welcome because the equine family represent a unique challenge. I am happy to produce individual portraits and group portraits depending on your preference. Given the stature of horses, particularly in contrast to cats and dogs, it is recommended that you choose a larger portrait in order to capture the character of your pet in arresting detail. To me equine pastel portraits really capture the rich colours and contrasts of its coat and mane.
Horses have fascinated artists for years, one of the most famous that springs to mind is George Stubbs and his painting of Whistlejacket the Marquess of Rockingham’s racehorse and is approximately lifesize. Tthere a many equine portrait artists out there to choose from. I always get excited to received a horse commission and love to do the more traditional portrait and also something that captures the power, grace and beauty of these magnificent animals. Why not commission me to paint your horse cantering through the sea or fields as well has having a more traditional horse portrait. I can remove bridles and head collars in your horse portrait, or paint you and your horse competing in dressage or show jumping. One of my most significant horse portrait commissions was of Kauto Star. Such a handsome horse. See if you can spot him in my horse portrait gallery. What ever your are looking for in your in your pet portraits I am happy to work with you to give you most beautiful memory of your horse ever.
While horse portraits can be rendered in 10 x 8 dimensions, 12 x 10 seems a more fitting starting point and 12 x 16 is recommended for full body portraits right up to 20×16 inches or larger. Of course, the style and size of your horse portrait are entirely up to you and these recommendations are only intended as a guide. For further information and advice use the Contacts page to speak to me directly.