Location: Alburtis, Pennsylvania, USA
Born In: 1933
Rod Skidmore resides in Alburtis, PA and is a self-taught artist specializing in the medium of watercolor. Before focusing his talent on equine art, Rod worked for thirty-eight years as an advertising art director for several top East Coast agencies. A love of the sport of polo prompted Skidmore to pick up his paintbrushes and embark upon a personal journey that would transform his profession from art director to watercolor artist
At the age of 57, Mr. Skidmore started playing polo under the guidance of his friend and professional polo player, Eddy Martinez of Georgia. Martinez refused to accept payment for his lessons, and in an effort to return his generosity Rod decided to present him with a painting. Rod continued to paint gaining wide acclaim in polo circles, and in a short time received a commission from the President of Rolex Watch USA. No longer merely a hobby, Skidmore began focusing all of his energy on his artwork. Rod Skidmore’s paintings capture the true essence of the sport of polo in scenes from play that put the viewer right in the midst of the game. I have been told by professional polo players that I accurately paint the game of polo. I suppose that comes from the fact that I did play a little, and I understand the interaction between horse and rider and positioning of players. Rod Skidmore has studied and painted jumpers and is now enjoying the creative flow that comes from the exploration of the subject. The same attention to detail is also true of his paintings of wildlife, landscapes and portraits~
Here is some of Mr. Skidmore’s fantastic show jumping artwork!!!
…And here’s his polo work~
Hope you all enjoyed my friend Mr Skidmore’s art!! Be sure to check out his site (http://www.rodskidmoreartist.com) to see more of his exceptional wildlife art!!
See you Tuesday,
Huh? What? Well, I will believe that when I see flying Shetlands !