Military Art – Cavalry
There are two regiments that make up the Household Cavalry – The Lifeguards in their scarlet jackets and the Blues and Royals in their blue jackets, which are worn for ceremonial and state occasions. The regiment is unique in that they are fully operational soldiers and can be deployed all over the world in the various conflicts that arise as well as a mounted regiment for working at home.
The Cavalry come to Norfolk for their holidays and we are lucky to see them having fun, rest and relaxation from their various duties, home and abroad.
Please see below for some notes on what inspired me to paint this Collection of Military Art.
was the final part of the Musical Ride on the Cavalry Open Day with this young trooper racing into the ring at full gallop, upright and holding the Union Jack to stirring music – never fails to bring a patriotic tear to everyone’s eyes! This is Military Art at its best.
Oil on linen:
Image size: 36″ x 48″
Price: £4,000 + shipping costs.
is the legendary Spartacus who was about 18 when I painted him and was a great favourite within the Cavalry. When he has the Ceremonial Drums on his back he takes the rank of Major. He has now retired and has many worthy successors. Another fine example of Military Art.
Oil on linen:
Image size: 36″ x 38″
£4,000 + shipping costs
Sparky Head Study
This is the second painting of this lovely boy I have worked: the first I donated to The Household Cavalry Charity which was auctioned for them by Christies in London. Then I did something I very rarely do which is to work another painting of the same subject. As Sparky was such a character and had a place in my heart, here he is for you to see. I just can’t bring myself to sell the original, so he will live with me forever, but maybe one day prints will be available.