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Stepping-Up by Rebecca O’Dwyer- a massive piece of art depicted the lives of horses.


Lifestyle | Pleasure


7 Equestrian Artists



18th June 2018


LA POLO as an equestrian enthusiastic brings out the inspiring work of 7 best equestrian artists who show their love for horses and sports through colors on canvas.


It is hard to not to fall in love with horses, for they are powerful, beautiful, graceful and intelligent. They work with their minds while their eyes are fixed in future. This similar extravaganza has been painted in forms of colors on big canvases to bring life to the glory of horses.
LA POLO goes through a lot of paintings, to bring in the end 7 of its favorite equestrian artists who celebrated the lives of horses like no one else did.
Here is the captured essence:

1.Guy Allen
The young, successful international artist is trained in the contemporary printmaking. His authentic pieces of exotic art are nothing short of splendid spirits. He explores and depicts animal subjects and emotional dynamics related to it. The depiction of an intricately detailed etching with an old-fangled sense, Allen has pictured his imagination with a modern repurpose by aesthetically impacting the bold block of blue tinge with the traditional horse symbol of a tricky nature.



Guy Allen was born in Norfolk, England in 1987 and has undergone rigorous training in printmaking from Paris at École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010 and has been religiously practicing the art of etching ever since. Allen still moves back and forth Norfolk in search of musings and inspirations for his art. His beautiful works have been taking him around and across the globe for being a young mind with an exquisite sensibility of art and animals


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 7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

2.Jane Braithwaite
Born in Pennine village of Delph, north of Manchester, Braithwaite’s fondness for equestrian artistry has always been on a decorative tangent with the challenge of portraiture of horses in action, playing polo or racing. Her ability to imagine the slippery moment of the horses in split second scenarios is remarkable and sells as her unique proposition. The art that she produces is not just for visual but storytelling pleasure as well but without the expression of sentimentality and just sheer action. She makes use of oil and charcoal for her depiction of space and movement. This genius artist is an awardee in various prestigious forums on a worldwide scale. Though she suspended herself from painting for about forty years and resorted herself to other fondness, she is now back in the club of some of the finest equestrian artists. Apart from painting, Braithwaite was also involved with her own saddlery and country clothing business for about 15 years.


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 7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

3.Catherine Hamilton
Painted by ‘Cate’, as her friends and family fondly addresses her, she does not in any way fail to depict the love of animals and pets attached to its creator. The tender strokes of perfection show compassion and affection that comes with the psyche of the artist. Hamilton’s fondness for animals and pets stems from her family and is majorly reflected in all her artwork. Her undeterred interest in living beings is expressed beautifully in paintings.





By undertaking portrait commissions, she had turned her hobby and talent into a successful endeavor which has made her paintings adorn many walls in her native land and far from a very young age. She owns a herd of seven ponies and horses including Miniature Shetlands, Welsh Ponies, Connemara and Cobs along with two daughters who also share the fond activity of art and animals.


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7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

4.Donna May Robertson
Sculptor and painter, Donna May Robertson, studied at Edinburgh College of Art emphasizing and enhancing her skills in drawing and sculpting with Interior Design alongside. The beauty of horses that beholds her eyes takes birth in the form of sculptures like “The Hunter” and many other masterpieces. Resorting to her birthplace in Scotland, Robertson took up the pleasure of looking after her stock and farm and completing her educational degree after which she raised four children. A little time for art and passion did not elude her family life nevertheless. With years gone by and the children grown up, Donna finds her old fondness revived with the art of anatomy, sculpting, and horses together. Always motivated and inspired by animal figures particularly the horse, Robertson embraces the reproduction of artful sculpting immensely.


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 7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

5.Rebecca O’Dwyer
This magnificent work is sketched by the wonderful O’Dwyer who from a very tender age has been bringing art to life on various occasions may it be picturing her dog, horses, cattle or even her dad sleeping in the chair. Over the years, Rebecca has observed the sixth sense in animals and has found her connection with them which she reproduces from her imagination from oils and charcoals. Her creativity very vividly captures the soul of the animal that she subjects to portray. She has an ability to make the visual arts very comprehensive and to capture the verve in the highly spirited horse. One of her most bizarre portraits was that of her house goldfish during her time at the Seale Hayne Agricultural College. Rebecca runs an award-winning and profoundly recognized organic farm with her husband and has received many platitudes for the affection and tender care with which she looks after the animals and the customers alike. This charcoal work has surely made a distinct place for itself in the club of talented equestrian artists.


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 7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

6.Nicholas Sulman
Classically and traditionally skilled, award-winning artist, Nicholas Sulman is renowned for offering international commissions of the finest caliber. A child prodigy in painting, Sulman won a scholarship to study painting in France at the age of 16. Following the same, he studied fine arts at St. Martin School of Art, London and film direction at National Film and Television School. Informed and surrounded with historical, contemporary and equestrian arts Sulman produces authentic and innovative work along with showcasing in films, photography and visual arts globally and has had three major public exhibitions in the UK.





Nicholas Sulman has dedicated himself to equestrian art solely, since 2010 and aims to represent and visualize the movements and interaction between horses and riders. He is widely acclaimed among connoisseurs of horses and art. Sulman offers commissions in oils, watercolours and drawing and offers the finest bespoke archival framing to ensure that his works remain evergreen and everlasting.


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 7 Equestrian Artists lapolo

7.Rachel Vynne
Born in Lancashire in 1976, Rachel Vynne is classically trained artist living and working in the Cotswolds. Post her graduation from the University of Lancashire with a degree in Fashion Design, Vynne worked at the design department of Burberry and Thomas Pink in London. The skills, exposure and knowledge that she has gathered from her education and work experiences are embodied in her artwork. Since 2006, Vynne deviated her focus towards enhancing her Arts Training and from 2006-2009 studied the Old Masters Techniques of Drawing and Painting at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.


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 7 Equestrian Artists  Rachel Vynne lapolo




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