Happy Autumn!! The Sporting Art Of Christine M. Cancelli ~

Calling Them In, Kennel Woods

 

Happy first full day of fall! For today’s post, I’m doing Christine M. Cancelli who does fabulous paintings of racing, portraits and fox hunting! I realy like her work, and hope you  do too~

 

Christine M. Cancelli~

Location: Howell, New Jersey, USA

Christine M. Cancelli has had a long and varied career involving art and horses. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania  and grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut with her five sisters. Always interested in art, she can remember drawing horses at a very early age, copying the drawings of Sam Savitt and Paul Brown. After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City, immediately finding work as a graphic artist. She worked in advertising for a few years, then took a year off to go to Europe, touring the great museums of Italy, France, England, and Spain. When she returned to New York City she decided she needed some formal art training. While she continued working as a graphic artist during the day, she studied painting and drawing in the evenings, first at the studio of Michael Aviano, and then as John Howard Sanden’s monitor at the Art Student’s League. Shortly after a second visit to England in 1974, she decided to take riding lessons. It was also during this time she started going to horse races, hunt meets, horse shows and polo matches. It wasn’t long before her paintings started to reflect her childhood interest in horses. Finally, after seeing a retrospective of Sir Alfred Munnings’ work at the Wildenstein Gallery in 1983, she gave up her day job and decided to paint horses for a living.

Ms. Cancelli has painted many racing champions and numerous hunters and jumpers. She has traveled extensively to paint major racing events here and in Europe.

Ms. Cancelli is a full member of the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA). Ms. Cancelli has a studio in her home and often uses her horses as models in her paintings~

 

Christine M. Cancelli

 

Here’s Christine M. Cancelli’s racing artwork!!

Irish Point-to-Point Christine M. Cancelli

 

Mare & Foal

 

Flatterer

 

Morning Sunlight

 

 

Radnor Hunt Meet

 

Sold!

 

 

Morning Gallop, Saratoga

 

The Yellow Sheet, #3

 

 

Canal Turn, 1st Time Around

 

 

Jockey #2, Saratoga

 

Saratoga Lead Pony

 

Saratoga Sunlight

 

 

Saratoga Turnout

 

 

Saratoga Twilight

 

Greys on the Backstretch

 

 

The Horses Of Weathering Farm

 

And now some Fox  Hunting and portraits……

 

 

Reflection
Sidesaddle Portrait
Fashionable Lady, Side Saddle Style
David O’Connor and Custom Made

 

Green & White, Black & Tan (Mr. Robert Crompton, III, MFH of Andrew’s Bridge FoxHounds)

 

 

 

Morning Exercise

 

 

 

 

 

(In the manner of) George Stubbs, Two Hunters and a Groom in a Landscape

 

 

Mrs. Hannum Riding to Hounds

 

To the First Covert

 

Sleeping Hound

 

Snow Day

 

See you all next Friday, and be sure to check out Christine’s site below:)

 

Shya~

Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands ! 

https://theflyingshetlands.wordpress.com

http://www.christinemcancelli.com

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