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Horse Art and Surviving the Pandemic

Updated: May 4, 2021

What a year! At least now it looks like there is some light at the end of the tunnel, although I have an extra stone in weight lose due to the gym closing down. I have tried to keep fit at home with some dumbbells in our music studio which has doubled nicely as a gym with the music system giving me some inspiration to push myself!

My music teaching (saxophone and bass guitar) stopped completely in March 2020, and so did my gigging. All I had left in terms of work was my art. So I used that extra time when not working on commissioned horse and dog portraits to work on some horse paintings that I don't normally have time to do. I rifled through all my photographs that I have taken over the years to find some inspiring horse photos to paint from.

Here are a couple of the horse paintings that I have thoroughly enjoyed doing through lockdown. The first is a Grey Welsh Pony and Grey Arab in the field titled "Me and My Shadow" which has sold, and the second is a chestnut horse on a bright sunny but windy day in a meadow titled "Sunny Windy Day" which is still for sale. They are in pastels on pastel paper.


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