Messi(GR)   Caroline M Young My intent as an abstract painter is to share a sense of wonder, joy and hope. Color is a key component in this expression along with the interaction of shape, line and space. Allowing intuition to guide my decisions results in freedom of expression and a sense of being in flow. A dialogue takes place between inner and outer world, a conversation with spirit. My figurative work portrays those spirits that protect and guide us, those we cannot see, but whose presence we sense. Painting is a process of exploration and discovery. It allows me to remain a student knowingRead More →

Louisville based artist and photographer, Rickelle Nelson, has been combining her love of horses with her creativity from a young age. Growing up with horses and always enamored with racing, Rickelle has found the perfect ways to show the world her love of racing through her lens and paintbrush. Having drawn since she could hold a pencil, Rickelle has won many national awards with her art of the horse, while also having photographed the famous Kentucky Derby since 2014, an honorable achievement to be included among the few that get to partake in the wonderful tradition. To contact Rickelle concerning purchasing her artwork or photography,Read More →

Sara Renzulli is a Mid-Atlantic artist who has been drawn to oils and pastels depicting rural life, spending 20 years painting sporting art subjects for commissions and galleries.  Sara is now president of Sarafina Fiber Art, a world wide distributor of needle felting supplies.  Her work can be found on Facebook at Sarafina Fiber Art and Sarafina Fine Art. INDEPENDENT GEORGE (KY) Gray/Roan Gelding, April 30, 2003 Cozzene – Daylight Ridge, by Dayjur Bred by Mike G. Rutherford 44 – 8 – 9 – 4     $395,464 Multiple Stakes Winner    Read More →

Kerry grew up in Massachusetts having always had a passion for nature and animals, especially horses. Kerry’s keen interest in horses carried her from Pony Club to the international level of Three-Day Eventing. This dedication resulted in winning medals on the U.S. Equestrian Team at the Olympic Games, World Championships and Pan American Games. Kerry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While studying Nursing, she enrolled in drawing and sculpting classes. Always having a love of art, Kerry felt she had to pursue her competitive riding career first. During those years training her horses from youngsters to the internationalRead More →

  Marshall Blevins or “Church Goin Mule” is an outsider artist living in Louisiana. She had the opportunity to work in horse racing from age 14-23, and now works as a track photographer at Evangeline Downs. She owes horse racing her livelihood, and is honored to participate in this fundraising effort for off track Thoroughbreds. Horses have been her biggest teachers in art and life. www.churchgoinmule.com   ONE GOOD EYE (LA) Bay Gelding, March 29, 2001 Texas City – Bankers Profit, by Instant Profit Bred by Frank Hunt 38 – 1 – 1 – 6     $21,467Read More →

  Neville Bardos “I found Neville in Australia as a 3 year old after a very unremarkable racing carrier.  After negotiating his final purchase price down to $850, I started the process of re-starting his carrier as a three day event horse. After a couple of years of training, Neville ended up being one of the best event horses in the world. This scrappy little Australian Thoroughbred took me all over the world, competing at the top level of the sport for many years. He was an absolute brilliant competitor, with the remarkable traits of the Thoroughbred horse.  He had it all, heart, desire andRead More →

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. Several of her teachers include Andrea Rushing, known for his Steampunk aesthetic, and Jeffrey Watts for portraiture. Aside from her teachers, Gabrielle has also been influenced and inspired by Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Joan Brown and Jean Paul Riopelle to name a few. Her styleRead More →

Count Your Pennies is by Aptitude, a son of A.P. Indy. She is out of the stakes-winning mare A Penny Saved and was bred by Coleswood Farm, Inc. (Jeff and Susan Runco). Jeff is a successful racehorse trainer with over 4300 wins, and Susan has a background in racing as both a trainer and jockey and has participated in multiple disciplines including hunters, jumpers and eventing. She is an amateur artist and paints when times allows. Together Jeff and Susan have sourced a number of upper-level event prospects as well as show hunters, foxhunters, steeplechase horses, polo ponies and sport horse broodmares from their poolRead More →

Mr. Bowie (aka Whitey) as described by Ivan Dowling, Huntsman for Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Hounds: I received a phone call last year from Paddy Nielson saying that he wanted me to have Whitey. As everyone knows Paddy was a legend in the horse world and I had the honor of hunting alongside him since 2003. The best horse I’ve ever ridden came from him. That alone is enough but I watched him make up and cross the country on Whitey for a few years. It was and is an honor to ride him and pretty emotional to say the least!! That was the last timeRead More →