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Oh my....!

Waow what a week-end!
Wanted to blogg this great piece of news on Friday... anyway here goes...
My latest piece for the EAG show "Together Alone" has been selected Editors Choice by Mike Sibley (no less) on his Starving Artist webiste.( www.starving-artists.net ) Yep Editor's choice. Fandabidosy....!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so honoured and very very speechless...just absolutely GREAT! It is so nice to have this piece perceived the way I was hopping it would be.
Started my new piece, this time for the CAG Muse show coming up in March.
Also organised all I need for starting with colour (more specifically pastels) will try and keep a daily up-date here on my progress once I've got started.

Memories of Remmi

I realised after reading my entry yesterday that I don't have all of Remmi's art work displayed.
So here are all his portraits. Moments of action and elegance as well as a close up of his eye.
Still walking down memory lane....

Together Alone

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Finished another piece, this time for myself (yep!) An entry for the next EAG online show. It was a trip down memory lane. Thank you for this show. Thank you for making me go down this lane. It was the closure I needed..

Together Alone is the latest portrait of my greatest muse: Rembrandt Borbet.
Remmi and I became friends back in 1993 when I went to work for top German dressage rider Nicole Uphoff.
The choice of a muse for this show was hard. When one spends a lifetime with horses they all become very special. However, there seemed to be no doubt that Remmi would be the star once again. He was the muse for my first commission as well as the start of my career. I have drawn no other horse as often and with as much feeling as I have drawn Rembrandt.

Now for a little background info: who was Rembrandt Borbet?
To cut a long story short, he was one of the most successful dressage horses of all time. Under the saddle of his owner/rider Nicole Uphoff , their performances were legendary: winning e…