Sunday, 13 June 2010


Have not had much time for painting this past couple of weeks as I have been processing entries for the Society of Equestrian Artists Open Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in August.
Finally peeled myself  away from the computer in time to go to Llanelli today to do the "Race For Life" for Cancer Research UK.
What a wonderful inspiration , 3000 ladies, young and old running and walking for this charity. Many people running in memory of loved ones, So many people have thier lives touched by Cancer and it was very uplifing to be there today. Ran with 16 friends, one of whom has just bravely fought breast cancer and won! Go Wendy! You are a wonderful woman. So it was a very emotional occassion for us girls, some tears were shed..
Back to the easel tomorrow - too tired to lift a brush this evening! LOL - the deadline for the Exhibition for Associates and Full Members looms and I still have work to complete for it! Will post one in progress soon.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Society of Equestrian Artists Open Exhibition

The Open exhibition is promising to be very exciting with the anouncement copied below that we have a fabulous sponsorship from Denford Stud.  Get your entries in!

The Society of Equestrian Artists
International Open Exhibition
Mall Galleries
3rd - 8th August 2010
Admission Free
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 1pm
Open Entries due by 29th May 2010 - All original mediums including sculpture

The S.E.A. are pleased to announce that they have obtained sponsorship for a number of handsome cash prizes for this exhibition with a first prize of £3,000 for the winning art work (sponsored by Denford Stud) and runner up prizes of £2,000 and £1,000 respectively. Other notable prizes include:
  • £500 for the Cuneo Medal for the best body of work by an SEA Full Member
  • The Shadwell Stud prize of £1,000 to produce artwork for their 2011 stallion brochure
  • The British Sporting Art Trust of £250 for sculpture
  • The Banstead Manor Prize for the best sporting picture.
This together with the kudos of exhibiting in one of the finest London galleries will make the event one of the premier art exhibitions this year.

Images from 2008 and 2009 SEA Exhibitions

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Well I think it has finally arrived! We have a glorious, and more to the point warm! sunny day here, for the first time in ages I have been able to ditch wearing the "Wooly Pully" whilst painting! :-)

Lots of work underway which I will share later in the month. In the meantime I have been working on building my Facebook page which I am really enjoying. Time now to give the website some badly needed attention! It has not seen new work in a while..Embarrased.
Exciting news is that the painting commission that I have donated to Team GBR has so far reached £800 on the bidding! Which is great because it means I am raising a decent sum of money which goes to support our Equestrian teams, including the Paralympic equine athletes, competing at the Olympics in 2012. The aution has a while to run yet so I am keeping fingers crossed for more bids! Check out the Team GBR site at

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Fronarth Robben

Here as promised is the Fronarth Robben painting.
He was Champion Section C at the Mecca for cob enthusiasts around the globe, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in 2009. This shows the traditional square pose used to show off the Welsh breeds.

Fronarth is a well known and respected stud and can boast that no less than 10 George Prince of Wales winners have been conceived at Frongoy:- 4 by Mathrafal after returning to Frongoy at the age of 17 years, 3 by Cahn Dafydd in his old age, one by Brenin Dafydd, one by Cyttir Telynor and one by Golden Sunshine.
 Fronarth Stud

Monday, 1 March 2010

More Technology!!

Have now embarked upon a facebook fan page, I will be showing new work on there as well as work in progress. Looking forward to getting to grips with it. I am now on Broadband  after a long wait! - and it has made life sooo much easier! No fifteen minute waits to download a page or an image, Hurrah! It may just mean that I can get around to posting more regularly!I am very busy at the moment working on a collection for the exhibition and my submissions for the Society of Equestrian Artists exhibition! I have just completed the painting of Fronarth Robben to be presented to the Jones Family at the Welsh Pony and Cob Society AGM. Hope they will like it! It is very much a traditional type of portrait. Something that in general my work is now moving away from, but there is still a place for this type of painting, but I still like to try to keep the work fresh and painterly. I will post it after the AGM.

This is a logo I have ust completed for a freinds Wedding Carriage Hire business in Somerset.

Saturday, 30 January 2010


I can be computer illiterate at the best of times, so thanks to my friend Debbie of Tiny Treasures and Hericus Miniature Shetland Stud fame for explaining to me how to allow comments on my posts! Hopefully that feature is now working! Thanks Debbie!
Lots of work in the pipeline, but here is one I made earlier! These two are part of the new collection that I will be showing in my solo exhibition at Pendre Art in Cardigan at the end of April. Hopefully there will be around forty works for you to come and see.

This final pic is of Ant our Section D stallion - Panteryrod Royal Anthem - We are expecting his first crop of foals in June!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Happy New Year!

Well its 2010, Happy New Year to my followers on the blog!
What a start to the year it has been! We have been snowed in here at Ganol since 3rd Jan. I think we are all getting a bit tired of it now and thankfully there seems to be a sign of thawing today, Hurrah!

Doncel has enjoyed cavorting in the snow...

....Unaware that us humans have had to carry every drop of water from the house for the last eleven days to twelve horses. Keeps you fit, I guess...

Finishing the last of my 2009 commissions this wek and working on a painting that will be presented at the Welsh Pony and Cob Society's AGM in March. This is an annual prize that I donate to the Society, and is awarded to the supreme Champion of each section in turn at the Royal Welsh Show. This time it was the turn of the Section Cs and I am very happy to be painting Fronarth Robben, Section C Stallion for the Jones family of Fronarth stud. I will post the painting when it is completed and has been presented.

This year is the turn of the Section Ds, the Cobs! So I will be looking for a spectacular action painting if possible.

Other work in progress includes work for my portfolio presentation at the Society of Equesrian Artists AGM in April, which is followed shortly after by a solo exhibition in Cardigan so I am going to be very busy!

We are starting to break in our section D stallion Ant (Panteryrod Royal Anthem) and are expectingthe first two foals by him in June.

Our little section A mare "Pudding" (Birchcourt Debutante) is blossoming and also due to foal June to our section A stallion Bolgoed Joyful Jester (Hamish) so a very exciting year in prospect.

I hope to hold a workshop in July/August so with luck there will be plenty of cute little models around for people to work from!

More on the SEA Open Exhibition soon.