Earlier this fall, I was commissioned to paint the portrait of the very stunning, Fernet VM, a Grand Prix jumper.
Commissioned by Micheal as a surprise gift for Taylor Brooks, who both owns and rides Fernet, this gift was presented to Taylor as a thank you.
Micheal, who has diligently kept Fernet, affectionately known as Dougie, looking his very best, selected his favourite photos of the gelding after a recent win.
Fernet’s portrait was a pleasure to paint, from the fine stitching in his leather bridle, to the embroidery and coloured crystals of his custom bonnet. Fernet’s classic pose and soft eye complete this portrait that Taylor will surely enjoy for years to come.