After a short time chatting with mixed media artist Mark Hearld, the rather uplifting realisation emerges that everyone is an artist – perhaps. Certainly everything is art when seen through Hearld’s eyes. It is his infectious wonder and delight at the living world around him that makes Hearld’s collages, prints…

RIGHT from the beginning, sporting art has been denigrated or, at best, dismissed as not worthy of consideration. When George Stubbs began work in the 18th century, equine and sporting subjects were considered fit only for inn signs because they weren’t religious or allegorical. His ground-breaking The Anatomy of The…

Equine portraitist Madeleine Bunbury, like a magnificent mounted Phileas Fogg, has declared her intention of going Around the World in Eighty Horses. When we spoke she was already in America and about to paint an iconic Western mustang as well as a racehorse and a hunter.  “It would be a…

Sculptor Hamish Mackie

Sculptor Hamish Mackie will unveil six life-and-a-quarter bronze horses at a new development in London in June. The sculptures have been commissioned by Berkeley Homes to remember the livery horses once kept at Goodman’s Fields in EC1. The horses are depicted galloping, rearing and in water at the two-acre landscaped…