“There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his horse.”

~ Robert Smith Surtees

This portrait of Paul and his horse Lefty celebrates their unique relationship which one can only describe as a partnership. It portrays Lefty’s unique personality and aspects of the life they shared. Paul later told me that he had misgivings when he knew I was going to paint him in the portrait because like most people he didn’t like pictures of himself, but that my portrait captured him at his best as well as Lefty.

Reference photos:

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