Category Archives: Polo

British Polo Day 2016 – 50th Global Event

Super huge congratulations to British Polo Day for celebrating in style their 50th Global Event at the home of the Black Bears Polo team at Henley on Thames this weekend. The polo matches included some of the very best players in our country. The polo ponies were of particular interest to me artistically this year.  They…

British Polo Day, Great Britain

  British Polo Day Great Britain was, as ever, a spectacular event.  Whilst British Polo Day have hosted subsequent events including China, and are now in Singapore, I have only just updated my website with the GB event – it is hard to keep up with them! I am thrilled to have been Artist in…

Outside the lines

When painting the subject of polo with its explosive pace, I rely heavily on photographs taken on the day to help me when I return to the studio. I have learnt not to be precious about photographs.  When photographing a sporting event, I simply keep my finger on the shutter and take as many pictures as…

A Grand Event

  It is hard to believe that  a whole year has passed since I last attended the British Polo Day event at Henley on Thames and I’m excited to say that I will again be exhibiting at their event.  In the last 12 months, British Polo Day have travelled extensively, celebrating British luxury and heritage in…

Developing work and styles

  “Out of the Haze” Acrylic on Board 30″ x 30″ Intense spells of experimenting with creativity can be exhausting!  I had a very definite objective in mind with this acrylic painting and it involved a feeling of the polo player appearing from a “shimmering haze”.  Maybe a sin, I’m not sure, but I was…

A portrait out of the blue!

  “A PORTRAIT…..OUT OF THE BLUE!” With two large brushes, a plate with blue watercolour paint and a vertical piece of watercolour paper, I painted fast and loose, enjoying the cascades of water running down the paper. Exciting and unpredictable! Whilst it was my initial intention to overpaint the blue with different colours, people were…

Original Acrylic on Canvas, Polo.

Having exhibited paintings with and attended the British Polo Day UK event at Henley on Thames in June this year, I fully appreciate how hard it is to take the perfect polo photograph! Not only are we, the spectators, standing at a safe distance from the action, the ponies are moving at such speed it…

Penny for your thoughts!

Following the wonderful British Polo Charity Cup event in Henley on Thames, I have been painting horse portraits.  Four ponies in particular, one from each competing team.  You can see the other three by clicking here The photo of this particular pony caught my eye for a few reasons.  I love the fact that the head…

An amazing day!

The British Polo Day Charity Cup was a truly glamorous, exciting and amazing day.  Attention to detail in every aspect from the grand champagne reception to the traditional grooms’s asado was second to none.  The Charity Auction raised close to £70,000. The sun shone on the stunning fields, home of the Black Bears Polo Team…

New Website Launch

With the exciting launch of my new website, equally as exciting is my trip to  exhibit at the UK event, the British Polo Day Charity Cup at Henley on Thames.  With an array of polo-themed watercolours and acrylics, I am sharing exhibition space with three very talented artists, Astrid Harrisson, Jeremy Houghton and George Bingham….