Being in contact with a prospective client looking to have a portrait of their horse made for a birthday gift gave an opportunity to review and remember a similar project to make such a birthday gift for a wife and owner of a much loved horse called Red.
After his racing career he became a dear equine companion to his owner and competed with her in a number of different equestrian events including long distance rides.
Red was of great bloodline a son of Deep Run a classic Newmarket bloodstock stallion.
From a study of images of the original as a young horse and many hours in the stable yard and field, photography, measuring, watching and working....!
Many more hours of work at the studio and another visit to red and his owner and the portrait sculpture in clay was ready for the foundry process.
How lovely and what a privilege to see the beaming smiles of delight on the presentation day as a gorgeous heritage bronze statue of an individual horse is given as a gift.
A Lovely Gift!
Son of Deep Run was brought out as a Limited Edition and some numbers are available to buy.
Joel also undertakes a select number of portrait commissions each year if you are looking to commission a portrait sculpture or statue of a much loved friend or companion