Big Brown wins!!!Big Brown wins!!!This is Big Brown with Kent Desormeaux riding winning the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Big Brown was a bold very energetic horse. He looked like he was going to win the move he made in the stretch of the Kentucky Derby was astounding.

This is a derivative work of a photograph by Ted Tarquinio



















Thoroughbred - Equine Commissioned Art


Our philosophy for creating a work of equine art is one that requires study and an understanding of the subject and his or her handlers. It is better if we have a full understanding and represent the essence of what we are painting. It may be an abstraction in some way and not be a realistic presentation. We have a style that demonstrates movement and fluidity.

We work in Pen and Ink, Watercolor, or Acrylic on Canvas. Our paintings are generally high key (bright or intense) have a gloss sheen, have a very textural feeling because in some instances paint is thrown on to the canvas.


Common Sizes

Art on Canvas:

  • 24” x 36” x 1-5/8”
  • 20” x 30” x 1-5/8”
  • 24” x 48” x 1-5/8 “
  • 36” x 60” x 1-5/8”

Pen and Ink / Watercolor

  • 8-1/2” x 11”
  • 11” x 17”
  • 18” x 24”
  • 20” x 30”


The Art can be used in promotional materials or lithographic fine art prints can be made and sold. On very famous race horse we may consider investing in the creation of a piece and share in the profits with the owners.


Our process:

  • Spend some time with the horse
  • Spend some time with those closest to him
  • Take photos of get photos of the horse
    • Can be an action shot or portrait.
  • Create a sketch or sketches
    • Review with owners
  • Develop to art to its final form
  • Photograph and provide prints
  • Provide original work



Set Play ProgressionSet Play ProgressionThis is the making of the Set Play Painting. It started with the sketch at the lower right and you can see the build up of the painting over time.






















Costs would vary based on the amount of work required. We would be happy to discuss any project that you may have and provide a quote for services.

Also note that if you are a fan who might have an idea for a piece created by us based on one of our existing photos, that is an option as well.

For more detail and pricing, drop us a line.