Horse Portraits and Horse Drawings

I’m an equine artist and, more importantly, a horse person and had my own horse – an Icelandic gelding called ‘Kolbakur‘ – for almost 17 years.  Horses are beautiful and majestic animals and are so wonderful to watch and be around. I really enjoy drawing and horses – and being familiar with a horse’s anatomy, the different breeds and tack does help when I create fine horse art. Although I am an artist based in the UK, my horse portraits have been commissioned by clients around the world. Unlike some other artists, I don’t have a shop with prints as I prefer all of my work to be unique.

Pastel horse portraits are extremely popular. If you’re after a realistic drawing captures your horse’s or pony’s essence and colouring, a pastel portrait will suit any breed. In the pastel gallery, you can view some of the portraits I’ve painted in pastels.

If you prefer a black and white drawing rather than a pastel horse portrait in colour, then charcoal is for you! Charcoal is not easy to work with but I have always loved the realistic effects I can achieve in the detail. Have a browse of my charcoal drawings.

I know exactly how much you love your horse or pony. You can trust me to create a very good likeness. I can even ‘remove’ halters and bridles that your horse might be wearing in the chosen reference photo if you prefer a more ‘natural’ look. All I need is a very good reference photo. The two most popular options for horse portraits are pastels and charcoal – with full body and head studies. I have painted many different pony and horse breeds, from tiny Shetlands to Welsh Ponies and Arabians to Shire Horses. Each individual painting is unique and I love them all!
Above, you can find a selection of my horse portraits – just click on the gallery you’re interested in (equine paintings in charcoal, pastels or watercolour).

If you are interested in having your horse immortalised on paper, please email me!
admin@finepetportraits.co.uk

Or click on the link to use my contact form.

For the latest and current prices visit here and if you have time, read my Terms and Conditions here for commissions.

I would love to paint or draw your special animal best friend for you and capture what is unique about him or her – just contact me for a chat anytime. You can connect with me from my site or follow on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.