Mirelle Vegers: Classical, Graceful & Harmonious

The first thing that comes to mind when viewing Mirelle Veger’s equine portraits is that she must somehow capture the spirit of the horse, then let it go free on her canvas, while using her paint brushes to portray everything that makes the horse so special to us. Creating her portraits by using the same painting…

Famous In France: Paintings By The Esteemed Eugène Delacroix

With a swish of his brush dipped in earthy watercolor tones, Eugène Delacroix created paintings depicting wild and dangerous scenes. “Colour always occupies me, but drawing preoccupies me.” From the terror of war to the surprise attack of a lion, Eugene could convey emotion skillfully through each brush stroke. A famous French romantic painter and illustrator, his…

20 Questions With Superb Equine Artist Jenai Davis

After years of spending her days looking after competition horses as a barn manager, Jenai Davis transitioned into the world of equine art with a flair. Using traditional oils, pastels and a hint of charcoal, Jenai paints glorious  art that draws you in (pun not intended) letting you see the powerful energy of the horse….

James Seymour-One Of The First Sporting Artists In Europe

Known as one of the first sporting artists of his era focusing on equine paintings, James Seymour paintings have hung in the home of the  6th Duke of Somerset in the 1700s and  prestigious galleries today. James Seymour 1702 – 1752 London, England The son of a banker, gold smith, diamond and art dealer, James Seymour…

Caught In A Blizzard: The Equine Art Of Nikolai Sverchkov

Nikolai Sverchkov  was a prolific artist and is best known for his sporting and snow scene paintings, as well as illustrating “Album of Horse Breeders with Portraits”, in 1845 that was published by  Johann Velten and paintings of numerous equestrian portraits of the Royal Court.   Nikolai Sverchkov 1817-1898 Tsarskoe Selo, Russia   Besides painting…

See The Largest Equine Statue In History At The Olympic Training Center In Slovakia

Move over, Kelpies. The world’s largest equine statue welcomes visitors and exhibitors when they first arrive at the “X-Bionic Sphere” in Šamorín, Slovakia. A luxurious Olympic Training Center created in partner with sport brand X-Bionic,  the sport center is becoming a new international sports capital–and not just for horses. Hosting state of the art stadiums and training…

Antoine Bourdelle: A Pioneer of 20th Century Monumental Sculpture

Antoine Bourdelle was a prolific French artist whose sculptures and monuments can be seem in museums in France and across the world. He is best known for his life size sculptures of humans and horses, including the freestanding gilded bronze “Hercules the Archer” (1909) and his equestrian military monument of General Carlos María de Alvear in…