My painting of Black Caviar titled “Simply the Best” has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Inglis Equine Art prize where the theme this year is “At the Track”. The work, featuring Australia’s favourite racehorse was composed using multiple photographic images because of the near impossibility of painting a galloping horse from life. It was completed just prior to the champion’s win in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on 23rd June where she won her 22nd race from 22 starts.
The Inglis Equine Art Prize is international and the exhibition of finalists features works by artists from New Zealand, Germany, Canada and the US as well as all over Australia. Another of my horse paintings “Trimming the Weanling” was a finalist in last year’s Inglis Prize.