Equus

After spending a large part of my life working with horses, I remain fascinated and captivated by them. In very simple terms, this is why I paint horses. But in addition to this, to me, the essence and complexity of a horse can speak in poetic terms about the human condition, and this is ultimately what I wish to portray. More...

To me, horses embody beauty, power and expressiveness, as well as vulnerability, intelligence and instinctiveness. I choose gestures and expressions which can speak about emotion and experience. The massive size of any horse is undeniable and has the ability to inspire awe and humility at the same time. The equine portraits I paint are made to exact scale. With these paintings I am bringing a life-sized horse into a human scaled space. I find that the effect can be both startling and fascinating.