Horses are wonderful subjects to paint. Their prescence and their eye, so much character. 

A challenge, but a feeling of real achievement when done.

Mare and Foal painted in Oils on canvas

Loving Spirits,  Oils,  30x20''-760x510 mm.    Private Collection

This lovely study of a Mare and her Foal was a major piece in a 2009 exhibition called "Free Spirits" which focused entirely on horses -

their nature, their power, and the sense of freedom expressed as they gallop or cavort together.

The study was created from photos supplied by Kay Hood of Hedwood Thoroughbreds in Christchurch. 

I am very grateful to Kay for her help and support
in providing me with a wonderful selection of photos of their horses.

Some very spirited horses.