Top 10 Equestrian Arts Depicting George Washington-Happy 4th Of July!

As America’s first President, George Washington and his horses have been featured in countless paintings, statues and sculptures. Below are my top ten favorites of George Washington and his horses depicted in a verity of art mediums.  Which is your favorite? Top/side painting by  John Trumbull ( 1756-1843) and is famous for his historical paintings featuring…

Q&A With World Renowned Ceramic Artist, Lisa Larson

Lisa Larson is one of the world’s foremost ceramic sculptors, with her works residing in private collections and museums around the world for decades. Through the 1950s till the early ’80s, she was one of the most popular artists at the Gustavsberg’s porcelain factory, creating hundreds of designs of people and animals. Her designs have become…

Nita McLaren-Tan’s Graphite Drawings Sweep You Away Into The Horse World

  Only recently returning to equine art after a twenty-year hiatus,  Nita McLaren-Tan’s drawings draw you in and you can’t help but study every line that makes up her subjects. Over the past three years, Nita has spent hundreds of hours to increase her skill level to show the level of hard-earned talent that she has….

The Flying Shetlands 4th Year Anniversary!

Four years ago today, The Flying Shetlands started out as single post about Joan Of Arc (who died on May 30th, 1431) with the goal of sharing information about equine art from around the world. Over the course of the last four years, The Flying Shetlands has flown above my expectations to have 500,000 visitors…

The 14th Century Horses Of Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer would have been 590 years old this week on May 21st. Known for his ground breaking work with wood cut prints, Albrecht was one of the few artists of the German Renaissance that established success early in his career, with people across Europe knowing of his work in his twenties.  He was friends with…

Meet The Artist Of The Kentucky Derby’s Poster Contest

Today is the annual run for the roses, a celebration of racehorses the come from far and wide to race at the world famous Church Hill Downs for their chance to make history. To commemorate and bring attention to this race of fame, an artist is chosen each year create the poster to represent the…

Happy Birthday, Norman Thelwell!

Norman Thelwell, a name that brings to mind pictures of furry and devious little pony drawings, would have been 94 years old tomorrow. A legend in the equine world, most people would recognize a “Thelwell” from a mile away.  Called the “unofficial artist of the British countryside” and possibly the most famous British cartoonist, lets get…

2018 Hampton Classic Poster Revealed

Jen Brandon’s expressive painting, “Splash of Red”, has been chosen as the poster for the Hampton Classic this year. One of the most prestigious shows in America, the best riders come to compete, and internationally known celebrities come  socialize and watch the competition. This year, Jen Brandon will be added to the list of famous…

In Remembrance: 1400s Equestrian Statue In Padua, Italy

  Created in 1453 in Piazza del Santo, Padua, Italy, the bronze equestrian statue commemorates the life of  Erasmo da Narni “Gattamelata” (Italian for “Speckled Cat”). Set on a high marble pedestal at 25 feet tall, it seems that Gattamelata has been watching over his city throughout the ages. Frozen in time in front of the central church…