Sea of Clouds | Gabrielle Benot

Sea Of Clouds had two underwhelming starts on the flat before being retired at the start of his 3-year-old year. He was moved to Phillip Dutton’s True Prospect Farm in West Grove, PA where it became apparent he would make a better event horse.  He was named Reserve Horse for the 2018 Pan Am Games, and is now competing with Phillip at the 4* level where he is proving to be a phenomenal cross country horse.

Sea of Clouds

Bay Gelding, 17 March 2011
Malibu Moon – Winner’s Ticket, by Jolie’s Halo
Bred by Betz/Kidder/Blackburn/Lamantia/Davidson
2 – 0 – 0 – 0  $200

Gabrielle Benot

Born in Latvia, Gabrielle Benot had a natural gift for artistic creativity. From a young age she had a keen interest in sketching, drawing, and sculpting. She matured as an artist over time, often under the guidance of her grandfather, who was a self-taught painter. Eventually she would study fashion design at the Royal Fashion Academy (Margrethe Skolen) in Copenhagen. Her style reflects an interest in partial figurative representation and a reduction of subject matter into minimalistic elements. Additionally, many of Ms. Benot’s paintings materialize from, and are inspired by a variety of sources: travels, literature, magazines, and alluring private snapshots based on luxury fashion branding and the equestrian lifestyle. She has used many of these sources to develop a technique of her own called Guscio. That multimedia technique includes the use of wet brushes, dry brushes, palette knives, oil pastels, charcoal and a variety of things mixed together into textured pastes that applied in a form layer upon layer, Gabrielle uses her technique to experiment with abstract forms and non-figurative art styles in an effort to reach a kind of fresh, diverse, and emotionally expressive art.