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How To Choose The Best Horse Portrait Artist

Georgina -  14 Mar 2023 15:00:00 Other articles...

A horse portrait can be a meaningful and treasured piece of art for any horse lover.



But choosing the right artist for the job can be a daunting task, especially if you're not familiar with the art world.

In this blog post, I will guide you through the steps to take when selecting who you would consider the best horse portrait artist to commission for your horse portrait painting or drawing.

  1. Do your research into artists who are known for painting horses
    The first step in selecting the best horse portrait artist is to do some research. Start by searching online for horse portrait artists in your area. Look at their websites, social media profiles, and online portfolios to get a sense of their style and the quality of their work. Check out reviews from previous clients and see if they have any awards or recognitions.


  2. Look for experience and expertise
    When choosing an artist to create a horse portrait, it is essential to select someone with experience and expertise and one known for painting horses. An artist who specialises in animal portraits, particularly horses, will be familiar with the anatomy and physical characteristics of horses, making it easier for them to create an accurate and realistic portrait. Look for an artist who has worked on several horse portraits and has a good understanding of the different breeds, colours, and temperaments of horses.


  3. Consider the style
    Every artist has their unique style. While some artists prefer to create photorealistic horse portraits, others may prefer a more abstract or stylised approach. When choosing a horse portrait artist, consider the style that resonates with you the most. You can review the artist's portfolio to get a sense of their style and see if it matches your preferences.


  4. Look for professionalism
    When working with an artist, you want to ensure that they are professional and reliable. You don't neccessarily have to choose the most famous horse artist, you can assess their professionalism by looking at their communication, organization, and response time. Consider how quickly they respond to your inquiries, how they communicate, and whether they meet deadlines. You can also check if they have contracts, agreements, or policies in place to protect you and your investment.


  5. Discuss the process
    Once you have narrowed down your list of potential horse portrait artists, reach out to them and schedule a consultation. During this time, you can discuss the artist's process, their fees, and their timeline. Ask if they provide progress updates and if they allow for any revisions. Discuss the medium, size, and framing options to ensure that your portrait meets your expectations.

In conclusion, choosing a horse portrait artist requires some research, look for experience, style, professionalism, and communication.


Take your time to find the artist that meets your needs and preferences, and you will have a beautiful, lasting tribute to your beloved equine friend. After all the best equine artist is the one who you choose because you like the style and message the horse artist conveys, see which style suits your tastes, a modern contemporary equine artist is very different from a photorealistic equine artist and you are the only one who can decide who is the best equine artist in your own vision.

The Horse Artist is a great place to start when looking for a professional equestrian artist, take a look at the recent work of Georgina Leigh at

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