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…

Bonny Snowdon’s Graceful Equine Portraits

Bonny Snowdon lives in the beautiful and historic lands of North Yorkshire, England with wonderful views of North Yorkshire Moors and the White Horse of Kilburn, ( a chalk horse that is 325 feet long and 227 feet high and carved in 1857).  While being a full time equine and pet portrait artist, Bonny is also raising her three…

Lianne Elliot’s Drawings Bring Her Subjects To Life

Lianne Elliot’s epic portrayal of her favorite animals shines through every pencil stroke. Yes, these wonderful portraits are not photographs, but incredibly detailed drawings by this 34 year old artist. Living in rugged and mountainous country of Wales in the United Kingdom.  Lianne picked up portrait drawing again in November 2016 since her time in…

Painting America’s Wild Horses: Sandra Olson

Sandra Olson’s paintings give off an ethereal glow, as does her painting to the side titled “River Prince”, based on a Salt River stallion and one of his mares on a photograph taken by Gary Odell. The golden sheen and painstakingly  intricate details set this piece off, from the refection in the river to the muscling of…

A Tribute To Legendary Artist Fred Stone

Hailed as the most famous equine artist in art history, Fred Stone has passed on at the age of 87 on February 4th, 2018  from health complications relating to cancer. His mythic paintings transform from just a painting to a story of a lifetime that is conveyed through every thoughtful moment he spent working on…

A Guide To The World’s Best Art Prizes

If one of your New Year resolutions is to improve your craft and become well known in 2018, this blog post is for you! This is not a complete list of every art contest worldwide, but a variety of contests for with FABULOUS prizes in no particular order. Let’s go!   INTERNATIONAL Prizes Artists Network’s…

The Waler Horse, Part 2: Statues & Monuments

  The Waler Horse took part in the Battle of Beersheba,  in what is considered to be the last significant battle that included horses. The Australian Light Horse Brigade assisted the Allied Forces in the early 19th century in Israel against the Ottoman Empire. At last 70 horses died during the battle, and altogether over 121,300…

A History Of The Waler Horse Of Australia Through Art, Part 1: “1,000 Horses” Art Exhibit Marks 100th Anniversary

On view until February 24th, 2018, the exhibit of artist Shaun Gladwell, titled “1,000 Horses” marks the 100th anniversary since the The Battle of Beersheba,  when the Allied Forces defeated the Ottoman Empire. Called one of the last  major battles to include mounted infantry, over one hundred horses that were apart of the Australian Light Horse Brigade fought…