Paintings for equibuddy

Sit back and enjoy the show!

We are delighted that award-winning artist Paul Bartlett allowed us to use his equine art work on our promotional material and the login screen of the equibuddy app,we produced and handed out over 4000 postcards at our launch at Olympia.With one of six prints of Paul’s work on one side and app information on the other, everyone loved the postcards and were even looking for our stand by the end of the show to see if they could acquire one to take home.

Paul is a self-taught artist with a Ph.D. in animal behaviour giving him a unique insight into the movement and mood of each of his subjects which shines through in his work.

Paul uses papier-mâché for his horse paintings and likes the text to have relevance to the piece by sourcing magazines about the subject. For his first horse paintings he used the magazines he had available in the studio which were nature magazines. More recently he sourced back-issues of equestrian magazines which are obviously more specific.

Paul is predominantly a wildlife artist and hadn’t painted horses prior to 2010. However, through his daughter riding with the RDA he was captivated by the movement and form of horses and was thus inspired to paint them. He tears the pages of the magazines into large pieces which are then soaked in water. The composition is mapped out in pencil and then acrylic paint before relevant colours and hues of paper ‘mush’ are selected and glued onto the board. He has to take care not to lose the lines of the drawing underneath the papier-mâché by redefining the lines and using acrylic paint when he can’t find the right colour of paper.

Most of the horse paintings are created using a combination of patches of coloured papier-mâché and painted paper. However, last year he developed the technique further by challenging himself to create a piece entirely using papier-mâché. The resulting work was entitled “Equine Spirit”. Paul likes the way these horses emerge and fade with the background. On this piece the signature is the only paint used.

We love the equine collection especially but there are some beautiful works with all sorts of other wildlife featuring.

Paul uses papier-mâché for his horse paintings and likes the text to have relevance to the piece by sourcing magazines about the subject. For his first horse paintings he used the magazines he had available in the studio which were nature magazines. More recently he sourced back-issues of equestrian magazines which are obviously more specific.

We at equibuddy love the equine collection especially’ Reunited ‘ which feature three of Jenny’s horses but there are some beautiful works with all sorts of other wildlife featuring for you to enjoy.

If you are a fan try looking on his website http://www.naturalselectiongallery.co.uk/ and maybe you can bag an original for your wall!