Lorna Lancaster ASEA - Equine Artist
My interests in art and design were established in childhood. My father’s profession as an architect and my mother’s talent for oil painting were major artistic influences for me.
After leaving school, I studied window display, drawing and painting and art history, and some graphic design. I qualified as a Window Display Artist and continued to paint as a hobby, painting people, still life and animals for many years until it eventually became my career.
I paint in both Pastels and Oils but Pastels and Pan Pastels are my favourite medium which I tend to stick with these days as I enjoy it so much. I specialise in horse paintings, but also enjoy painting dogs, people and landscapes.
Owning horses, dogs in the past has given me a greater insight and knowledge of their anatomy, conformation and different character types. Having been involved in competition dressage, I understand the importance of engagement, outline and forwardness which gives a dressage horse its character and gracefulness.
In 2021 I had the honour to be promoted to Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, and I have recently been elected onto the Committee. You can read more about the Society on their website.
I have exhibited and sold in various galleries, art shops and exhibitions. I have sold work online overseas as far afield as the US, Australia and Canada. I have sold many works in online auctions.
I have also had work re-sold at at a Fine Art and Collectables Auction house.
Accolades, qualifications and memberships
ASEA - Associate Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.
Gold Membership - Professional Artist - Society of All Artists
City & Guilds Level 4 PTLLS Teaching Qualification
British Display Society Grades 1 and 2
Dog painting tutorial published in "Paint" magazine
Finalist in the SAA Artist of the Year 2022 with Layla Golden Retriever"
Society of Equestrian Artists "Horse in Art" Annual Exhibition at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire NG22 0LA September 2022 The exhibition can be viewed here https://equestrianartists.co.uk/index.php/the-horse-in-art-open-exhibition-2022/
Member's Exhibition, The Granary Gallery, Weston Park, Shifnal, 30 April to 29 May 2022
Society of Equestrian Artists "Horse in Art" Annual Exhibition at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire NG22 0LA - 4th - 11th September 2021The exhibition can be viewed online here -https://equestrianartists.co.uk/index.php/annual-exhibition/
The Society of Equestrian Artists' Annual Exhibition - "Horse in Art 2012" - 20th November - 1st December 2012 The Menier Gallery, London
"The Horse in Art" August 26th - 19th September 2010, Obsidian Art Gallery, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire
Fringinhoe Wildlife Visitor Centre - 2003