Commissioned by Kyla as a birthday present for her coach Robin, I was asked to paint a portrait of Robin’s horse, Biolek a.k.a Bronte. The pair had recently competed in the Ontario Dressage Championships earlier this season where they were Freestyle Champion.
A combination of two reference photos were used to do justice to this elegant, bay, gelding and capture the many fine details of his tack. It seemed only fitting that one of Bronte’s well-deserved Champion ribbons be included in the portrait as well. From his bonnet, brow band and ribbon, to his wonderful expression, this stunning horse was a joy to paint.
Happy Birthday and congrats to Robin on her recent win. No doubt this duo will have a great partnership ahead of them.