A year of joyful art making, experimentation and an exciting new direction. Thank you to the supporters, collectors, encouragers and laugh-makers who inspired me along the way! Happy Holidays and a 2019 with less drama and more truth-telling.
To me, a lifelong lover of animals and horses, there is nothing more glorious then a horse freely moving the way nature meant them to move. Just pull over the next time you pass by a pasture and watch them for a while. That's how I saw this brilliant young stallion, playing next to a field of mares, elevating himself almost above the ground, with joy.
As lippizan horses age, they often become white and their natural movements are channeled in classical riding schools into astounding movements and performances. But me, I like them free. Although I do like riding the movements, when my poor foot doesn't have to have surgery (in the spring).
Mixed media, 12X16" on Canson canvas board, unframed.
It's that time of year when I can't ride. Aside from the cold and snow, I have to have foot surgery so riding is out of the question. I was one of those kids who loved horses from the moment I could breath.
So if I can't ride right now, I'm going to paint them. I've spent a lot of time at Temple Farms in Wadsworth, IL. When Lippizans were almost wiped out in World War II, a herd was moved to the U.S. and this is where they now live, reproduce and perform. The riders are fantastic, the horses breathtaking in their airs-above-the-ground. This is a portrait from a Sunday performance.
Original 12X12” acrylic on stretched canvas. For sale, make an offer! This is a lippizan stallion performing at Temple Farms in Wadsworth, Il. It is a work in hand dressage movement training the horse to use it’s hindquarters.
The lowest pricing of the year on these award-winning prints:
Thank you to the collector who recently purchased all three, walk, trot and canter!
Thank you to the collector who just purchased a large scale print!
For a limited time only, a once a year SALE is on for award winning equestrian prints. This series is beautiful, accurate and perfect for the animal lover.
Well, this is a new one! My DaVinci Piaffe horse as a tattoo - a big one at that! Far braver than I....never thought I'd see the day.
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Original DaVinci Piaffe Horse
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Donating Instead of Gifting: A Great Idea!
This year, instead of giving each other things we no longer need or want, my family has decided to donate to causes we believe in.
This holiday season, I've donated to:
The American Brain Foundation
The Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press
Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue
Good causes, every one of them. And a huge thank you to those who have purchased my art so I could donate to Hopes Legacy Equine Rescue. It's nice to feel optimistic again about the world.
Having now sold seven prints from "The Horse's Gaits Revealed" series, I will donate sale proceeds from now until Dec. 25 to Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc. (www.hopeslegacy.com).
They need to raise $1,000,000 for their new barn, fencing, land purchase, etc. by 12/17. Thank you to everyone who's purchased and plans to at:
Print sold last night on saatchiart.com, "WTC: Walk, Trot and Canter, The Horse's Gaits Revealed" by C. Twomey ©2016.
"WTC: Walk, Trot and Canter the Horse's Gaits Revealed" by C. Twomey ©2016
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"Walk, Trot and Canter Revealed" by C. Twomey ©2016
Please note that the current low pricing for the series of DaVinci Horse prints by C. Twomey will be increasing after October 31, 2016. To place an order, click:
Please note that the current low (low) pricing for the series of DaVinci Horse prints by C. Twomey will be increasing after October 31, 2016. To place an order, click:
These completely original, heavily researched and professionally created images are on sale now. You will not find a more creative and beautiful gift for the horse lover in your life.
DaVinci Walk, Trot, Canter and Piaffe Equine Images.
How all three would appear displayed together:
These award-winning horse images are from the series by C. Twomey, renowned internationally recognized illustrator featuring accurate and beautifully executed images that will bring joy to every recipient.
"Commissioned for the cover of the "United States Dressage Federation" magazine Connections, it was inspired by "The Vitruvian Man" by Leaonardo da Vinci circa 1487. This could be considered the "Canon of Proportions" for the horse performing the dressage movement piaffe. It is based on the correlations of ideal horse proportions with geometry. It exemplifies the blend of art and science during the Renaissance.
Winning painting/illustration of the American Horse Publications Annual Awards, First Place in Illustration for "Da Vinci Horse", 2007. This print shows an anatomically accurate transparent horse and skeleton."