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…

Kristin Livingston: Time For Tea

Art is a wonderful, mysterious creation. However, art takes up space. lot’s and lots of space, and isn’t really useful besides feeding the soul and being, well, a wall hanging. So, what says equestrian, art, stylish (but fun!) and useful all in one?  Why, a customized tea pot in the shape and color of your horse,…

Mona Snell: Through The Eyes Of An Artist

When you think of it, art is a way of creating life in mental, sometimes spiritual way. Memorizing an animal in a splash of color, capturing it’s spirit between the bristles of the paint brush and transferring it to blank canvas, giving it life. With a palette of colors, thousands of artists throughout history have immortalized…

12 Days Of Equine Artists: Day 8- Helen Coulter!

  For the next 12 days starting on Christmas Day and ending on January 5th (the traditional “12 Days Of Christmas”) I will be featuring 12 equine artists. Over 80 artists entered in the contest to be featured on our Facebook group Art Of The Horse (which has over 3,700 members!). I used this handy tool…

Famed Racing Cartoonist “Peb” Receives The Jockey Club Medal

Last month was an exciting time for horse racing cartoonist, Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, when  he was awarded the The Jockey Club Medal by chairman Stuart S. Janney III in Saratoga Springs, New York, for his outstanding contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. “Peb’s artwork has been revered in the horse racing industry for more than 50 years,”…

Len Jagoda ~ Back Stretch Studio: Georgia, USA

  ~Len Jagoda~ American Academy of Equine Art Associate Location: Waverly Hall, Georgia, USA Site:  http://backstretchstudio.com Len Jagoda is a horse enthusiast and sculptor/painter. He has bred, trained horses, competed on hunters/jumpers and has even owned a few racehorses. He also is an avid animal rescuer, saving many dogs, cats and even a goat and llama….

~Happy Thanksgiving! And A Recap Of The Equus Film Festival~

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! Now is the time to give thanks and  I would like to thank each and everyone of my readers, the creative equestrian artists who have taken time out of their busy lives to answer my questions about their art and everyone who has encouraged and motivated  me with The Flying Shetlands,…