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SUSIE WHITCOMBE


21 My horse Corky with Charles

Oil on board 12 x 15 inches

55 Spanish cow pony

Watercolour 6 x 9 inches

This exhibition is dedicated to my father Philip Whitcombe who died in August 2015

Back cover: 57 Alderney cow

Bronze edition of 9. 8 1/2 high x 13 inches long

Framing - P.R. Elletson & Co Foundry - Atelier Photography - Victoria Lentaigne, Astonleigh Studio Printing - PDC Havant


Mostly Horses Susie Whitcombe

An exhibition of oils, watercolours and bronzes Gallery 8, Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6BN Tuesday 29th November - Friday 2nd December 10am - 6pm. Saturday 3rd December - 10am - 4pm.

Exhibition Catalogue available online at: www.susiewhitcombe.com Purchases can be made from the Catalogue or online at: www.susiewhitcombe.com

Front cover 28 Youngsters Oil on board 10 x 8 1/2 inches

54 You naughty pony

Watercolour 91/2 x 131/2 inches


FOREWORD Susie Whitcombe’s subjects, be they mostly horses or other beasts of land or air (planes) seem casually rendered but yet are possessed of a kinetic viscerality which embodies the power that she skillfully manages to capture in her work time after time. The loose confident line, purposeful composition and color are hallmarks of this accomplished artist. She makes me wish I’d been there to appreciate the beauty of the moments and memories she has sketched, painted, or sculpted – curated like essences of time especially selected to share with her friends.

Thank you Susie… for sharing. HARRISON FORD


1 Bugattis and Mustang in Bremgarten

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


INTRODUCTION Painting has been in my family for many generations; William Evans of Eton, the celebrated 19th century watercolourist, was my great great grandfather. My love affair with animals and nature grew from my childhood spent on the Hampshire farm where I was born. My mother was always drawing, she was both an excellent draughtsman and stockman and it was from her that I learnt to be observant of all things. I have had little formal training, but for a number of years I attended life and portrait classes at the Heatherley School of Art in London under John Walton. Those whose work I have always admired include Wilfred de Glehn, Joseph Crawhall and rather obviously, Alfred Munnings while latterly, the great figurative painter Tom Coates and the Australian realist, Robert Hannaford remain two of my favourites of today. Being able to paint outside and from life is still the ideal most artists strive for and I am no different. Horses are my first love, and commissions have taken me all over the British Isles and around the world recording famous and not so famous animals, each one, however, special in their own way. I hope in Mostly Horses, my latest collection of paintings and bronzes, that you will see that ideal come through. SUSIE WHITCOMBE


2 Waler. Australian Light Horse

Oil on canvas 18 x 24 inches


3 Stock horse and Kelpie

Oil on board 12 x 16 inches


7 Banyan trees, Mauritius

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches 6 Australian stockman

Oil on board 11 x 14 inches


9 Under the Red Gum trees, South Australia

Oil on canvas 26 x 36 inches


13 Four white stockings

Oil on board 19 x 25 inches


15 Goodwood

Oil on board 101/2 x 131/2 inches


16 Blackface ewes and lambs

Oil on board 11 x 14 inches


18 Scottish Blackface ram

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

17 Sandy and Blacks

Oil on board 16 x 16 inches


22 Windsor Greys, Royal Ascot

Oil on canvas 22 x 25 inches


23 An elegant pair

Oil on board 20 x 24 inches


24 Windy day Exmoor

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

25 Study on Exmoor

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


27 Exmoor ponies above Withypool

Oil on canvas 20 x 26 inches


29 Lovely Fly

Oil on canvas 12 x 15 inches


32 A morning ride, Meon Valley

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

33 Captain Fruit Bat

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


34 Camped by Netheravon

Oil on board 20 x 24 inches


36 Braided mare, Wickham Horse Fair

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

37 Jersey cow

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


38 Alderney cow

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


40 Channel Island ponies

Oil on board 11 x 15 inches


42 Under the Gredos Mountains, Spain

Oil on board 16 x 18 1/2 inches


43 Cooling off, El Verdugal Spain

44 Mares drinking, El Verdugal, Spain

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


45 Tied to a blue lamp post

Oil on board 12 x 15 inches


46 Apple tree in the hen paddock

Oil on canvas 9 x 12 inches

49 Riding horse class, Alresford Show

Oil on canvas 10 x 13 inches


50 Engadine Valley, Switzerland

Oil on board 9 x 12 inches


21 My horse Corky with Charles

Oil on board 12 x 15 inches

55 Spanish cow pony

Watercolour 6 x 9 inches

This exhibition is dedicated to my father Philip Whitcombe who died in August 2015

Back cover: 57 Alderney cow

Bronze edition of 9. 8 1/2 high x 13 inches long

Framing - P.R. Elletson & Co Foundry - Atelier Photography - Victoria Lentaigne, Astonleigh Studio Printing - PDC Havant


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Susie Whitcombe Mostly Horses  

Solo exhibition at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London, 29th November - 3rd December 2016.

Susie Whitcombe Mostly Horses  

Solo exhibition at Gallery 8, Duke Street, London, 29th November - 3rd December 2016.

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