Study of Grey, Malcolm Coward Hon. SEA
Society of Equestrian Artists
he Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) was founded in 1979 to promote the practice of equestrian painting and sculpture and to advance public education and appreciation of this art. Throughout the year they arrange public exhibitions and workshops and encourage, through mutual criticism, discussion and example, the highest levels of artistic competence, showcasing members' works through their website. This September the Munnings Art Museum in Essex is host to the ‘Painting Horses from Life’ workshop, with SEA member Jennifer Bell, which will see attendees improving their equestrian painting, while working with live heavy horse models in the grounds of the museum. In October
SEA member Martin Yeoman leads the Wiltshire Art Masterclass, with a focus on the art, subjects and painting style of Lionel Edwards, famed for his paintings of horses and country life. This workshop will take place at Cools Farm in Wiltshire, home to Edwards’ grandson. The Society’s big event this winter is the annual exhibition ‘The Horse in Art’ which takes place November 21 to December 4. Finding its home in the new venue of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, Suffolk, the exhibition showcases the very best in equestrian art, including painting, drawing, sculpture and original print. equestrianartists.co.uk
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