Continuing the foxhunting theme, the Museum of Hounds and Hunting presents two more pieces from our exhibit at the Morven Park Mansion in Leesburg. Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
"Catch of the Day" by Linda Volrath, Oil, 18 x 24, $2,400.
Linda Volrath is a classically trained artist working in the traditional medium of oil in a painterly representational style. For equine paintings she works from her own sketches, plein air studies and reference material inspired by the world class equestrian sports of Virginia's Blue Ridge and Piedmont area. Her work is included in many private collections across the US and UK, including Senator John W. Warner, Ret., many of Virginia's prestigious horse farms, and in the permanent collections of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC and Oatlands Historic Plantation, Leesburg, VA. She is a signature member of the American Academy of Equine Art and has served as the judge for their national exhibitions. Among her numerous affiliations are: National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA; American Academy of Equine Art, Lexington, KY; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY; and American Artists Professional League, New York, NY. Her rich exhibition history spans the major national equestrian art centers and numerous awards. She is the Winner of the Jean Bowman Award for Excellence in Classical Equine Art at the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Juried Exhibition, Middleburg, VA (2019). The Winner of the ACA Director's Award was bestowed upon her by the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Juried Exhibition, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC (2017). Linda also was a Winner of the Founders Award for Painting American Academy of Equine Art, Fall Annual Open Juried Exhibition, International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY (2005).
"Solstice" by Rosa King, Bronze, 13 x 15 x 3.5, $5,800.
Rosa King is passionate about painting, sculpting, drawing and all things equestrian. The natural beauty, power and sensitivity of equines and their generous bond with humans are a constant source of creative inspiration. King strives to capture in her art the strength and quiet nobility of her subjects with naturalism and anatomical fidelity, whether they be leaping through the air or in elegant repose. The relationships between horses and people in sport, leisure, and work are themes King loves to explore. Rosa grew up in Philadelphia and Barcelona, holds a B.A. in History of Art and Spanish Literature from Cornell University, and an Ed.M in Education from Harvard University.
Artist’s Statement on Solstice: Solstice, a Drum Horse stallion, represents the power and beauty inherent in this gentle breed known for its easy disposition and versatility (including carrying the Queen's drums, literally). Here, Solstice, cast in bronze with a mercurial silver nitrate patina, enjoys a moment of unrestrained freedom thundering across a field of our imagination. And much like his name implies, Solstice conveys the liberating physical and emotional transition from long winter to joyous summer.
Both art pieces are for sale and on view at the Museum's Galleries.
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