Horse & Groom - Free House 18th Century style equestrian painting by Andrew Hunt
(Acrylic on board) Initially commissioned to produce a suitable 18th Century-style painting of a horse and groom for reproduction on the roadside pub sign, I was able to suggest expanding the brief to include framing the finished painting and including it as part of the pub's overall refurbishment. The client was delighted with the idea and the project followed through with the finished work having pride of place over one of the main fireplaces. An important part of the refurbishment was to retain and enhance the history of the building, which started off life as a farrier's forge serving the local village, in the early 1600's. The resulting painting has been made a central part of the pub's identity, and is also featured as a key image on their own website ( thehorseandgroom.pub ).
The client's response: "We are thrilled with the painting, which was produced to the brief, and on time with an extremely tight deadline. The finished portrait is stunning and so detailed, inspired by 18th century equestrian art, it fits the pub perfectly and looks as though it has been there for centuries. It was an absolute pleasure working with you Andrew, thank you!" Lara
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