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James C. Byrne - Equine Art

James C Byrne here seen in a stable has a fascination for horses which he paints in acrylic or oils
a stonemason by trade an artist in his spare time James C Byrne specialises in the painting of horses and equine art

A stonemason by trade and an artist at heart, James C Byrne has a fascination for horses. Attracted by their personality, movement, energy, their “essence”.

James C Byrne masters both acrylic and oil paints on canvas. Once completed, each painting is carefully varnished to give it a nice sheen.

For inspiration, James goes to point to point races, hunt meetings and on occasion to a local stud farm. There, he studies and observes the horses and paints those he finds a connection with or catch his eye.

He uses his sketches, videos and photographs as a reference.

The individual movement, the energy and mood will dictate a lot, but the idea is usually a reaction to the individual horse, its essence.

The abstract backgrounds are a play with information that comes by along the way, the history, the bloodlines and the timelines.

The inspiration is the horse, the beauty, the elegance, the energy and power. For James C Byrne, there is a lot to learn from horses.