The Artist

 


Bärbel Georgi's remarkable equine portraits are exciting horse fans everywhere.

Born in Germany and educated in Australia, Bärbel finds that many people are astonished by the realism of her paintings and the richness of their tones. The answer is, she says, simple.

"When I am commissioned to paint a horse, I observe, photograph and sketch the animal to make certain I know the full extent of not only its colouring and markings, but also its character, " she says.

"I always seem to find something different when I study each photograph and sketch."

Over recent years Bärbel has received commissions from racing clubs and several of Australia's most successful owners.

Her work has been sold through galleries in Melbourne and Sydney and at art shows around the country and in New Zealand. Several of her portraits now hang in private collections overseas.

She has also exhibited her paintings at famous Australian race courses such as Flemington, Caulfield, Ascot and Moonee Valley.

 

A keen rider and horse owner herself, Bärbel lives at Macedon, a small country town about 40 minutes drive from Melbourne, the capital of Victoria.

"I have owned and loved horses since I was 12, and have been painting and drawing them since I can remember. It was this love that inspired me to become a professional equine artist."

Bärbel paints pleasure and performance horses of all disciplines, and can provide prints, placemats, coasters, mouse mats and T-shirts showing the image of your favourite horse.


She accepts commissions from anywhere in Australia and overseas and also paints animals other than horses.
 


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