Alan Brassington is an internationally acclaimed artist, specialising in life-size paintings of horses. He also loves portraiture and is an experienced sculptor. He was born in Zimbabwe in 1959 and his family moved back to Ireland in 1964. He studied at the Northwich School of Art, Cheshire and then at Stockport School of Art.
Alan is fascinated by the power and beauty of horses and this is reflected in many of his paintings. The colourful panorama of the turf, with its intrinsic drama and excitement, has proved a powerful magnetism. “I love painting horses and people. The racetrack is irresistible, it is an entire world of its own. If you see a special horse in the parade ring it is easy to understand why one would be so inspired by this animal with its grace, its beauty, its intelligence and its strength.”
It's always been a dream of Alan's to own his own studio space, one with enough space for a horse, allowing studies from life. The opportunity came up to own a barn on a lovely plot of land on the edge of the Forest-of-Dean. Alan has painstakingly restored the building, keeping it's originality. Dating back to the 1700's, the barn retains everything, even down to the witch marks on the internal stonework. It's a place that truly inspires creativity.
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