The Mare & Foal Sanctuary
Celebrating 30 years of care.
As a supporter of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary for many years, even jumping out of a plane to fund raise for them! I thought a much less frightening way to help celebrate their 30th anniversary would be to create a beautiful herd of 30 paintings. The aim is to show the special relationship that is possible between horse and human and the magnificence of these wonderful creatures.
The paintings include some of the charity's horses, my own horses, and paintings that represent all horses, but are of no one particular animal.
Wow! what a great evening at The Mare and Foal Sanctuary's Coombe Park. The Art Exhibition Event was such fun, and I loved meeting so many supporters of this wonderful charity, and so many art lovers who delighted in seeing such a unique space being utilised as a 'gallery'. I know many of you are at home measuring up to see if your favourite artwork will fit on the wall - don't wait too long!
This was a fundraising project in aid of the Mare and Foal Sanctuary, I am not representing the charity.
Paintings, when not based from my own sketches and photographs, are inspired by photographs taken by Horse & Dog photographer Fiona Crawford, or Artist Reference photographer Karen Broemmelsick
This highly textured oil and mixed media painting captures the solitary beauty of a pony in a moorland winter. The atmospheric work captures the muted colors of a winter landscape, with the pony standing against the rolling hills. The work is finished with a textured finish, giving it a unique and interesting look. It is sure to captivate the hearts of those who appreciate the beauty of nature.
This captivating painting of a sweet grey pony nibbling grass is a perfect addition to any room. With skillful use of colour, the grey pony shines in a peaceful atmosphere. This painting will bring a sense of serenity and joy to any home.
IThis beautiful painting of a Moorland Pony is painted with subtle harmonious colours that bring the subject to life. The artwork is created using an impasto technique, with the artist using her hands rather than tools to create the texture. This painting is sympathetically framed and ready to hang, a stunning addition to any room.
This Reflections painting is a gentle scene of a pony quietly drinking from a tranquil pond. Its softness is achieved through the use of blues, greys and soft orange to create a quiet, stillness to the scene. The use of the reflections in the water create a sense of depth and movement. This beautiful painting would make a stunning centrepiece in any room.
This oil and mixed media painting of a Moorland winter morning captures the beauty of the natural surroundings. Three equine companions are lit by a beautiful sunrise, adding a unique and captivating atmosphere. Unusual colours add depth and interest to the painting, creating an ethereal and tranquil scene. This painting is perfect for bringing a sense of calm to any home.
No: 7 Best Friend
This large mixed media painting on canvas captures the special friendship between a girl and her horse. The bright yellow and blue pops of color offset the muted browns and russets, help to convey the strong emotional bond between the two. This painting is a reminder of the power of friendship and love.
This painting of a friendly pony in a winter moorland landscape is an abstracted work of art. Highly textured with oil and wax, it is a reminder of nature's tranquil beauty. The colours used are subtle and muted, to evoke a sense of peace and calmness. This painting will bring a touch of the countryside to any home or office.
This painting is a unique mixed media piece. The image of the horse is only just contained within the canvas, it conveys the extraordinary beauty of these majestic creatures. The blended oil and acrylic paints create a work of art that is sure to be an eye-catching conversation piece. The vibrant colors and textures of this painting will bring a touch of nature and life into any room.
This painting of Xantus captures the trust between horse and human. The piece is saturated with the warmth of sunlight, featuring a blend of blues and creams. Highly textured with oil and mixed media on paper, it is framed and ready to hang. A perfect addition to any art lover's collection.
No: 12 Freedom! SOLD
The Freedom! painting features layers of paint and wax that provide a unique, textured feel. Its beautiful blend of purples, cool blues, and orange highlights captures the feeling of a horse running free. This painting brings a sense of joy and liberation that will bring life to any room.