08 November, 2010

*Turfa by Peter Upton

"It is a horse of great beauty, full of quality, vigour, elegance, dignity and refined power - an equine work of art."-Peter Upton, from his book, The Classic Arab Horse
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to visit the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries at the Kentucky Horse Park. I was greatly affected by the paintings of Peter Upton. Somehow, all these years later, I realize how much I have missed along the way. I am grateful to finally

GET IT...how about you?

The way in which Peter Upton captures light and the living brilliance of natural color, while respecting and honoring the authenticity of the Arabian Horse, so the horse does not become a caricature...well...his art is extraordinary and I really love it.

EnJoy,
Ralph

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