DEBBIE DUNBAR, SEA.,
“I like to work from life as much as possible, and I am currently mentored by the renowned Equestrian and Countryside artist Malcolm Coward HSEA. I have been a member of the SEA for some years and became aFull Member in 2015. I was their Honorary Secretary and Webmaster for six years. I was shocked and honoured to receive the Cuneo Medal in 2017 which is the highest award the Society bestows – voted for by the Full Members of the Society at the Horse in Art Exhibition which takes place at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery in Tuxford.”
In 2012 I was also honoured to be awarded the John Noott Gallery prize for Best Oil Painting at the Annual Exhibition for the painting “Parthenon.” Living and working as a professional artist in West Wales since 1986, and originally come from Rugby, Warwickshire.
Her vibrant equestrian work is collected internationally she exhibits in several joint and solo exhibitions around the country each year. Specializing in equine art but domestic livestock, people and rural art also feature. As a qualified tutor she teaches part time and runs one day workshops in the summer.
Patrons and Notable Commissions: HRH Prince of Wales Private Collection, Lord Bamford (JCB), Rt Hon Shan Legge Burke, Mr D Jones MBE, Welsh Pony and Cob Society Kings Troop, Dr W Davies MB Pyramid Society – Canadian Warmblood Society Work featured in several publications including, Horse and Hound Horses in Art (USA magazine)
I have also had my work used for several publicity items including ceramics and books for the WPCS Technical illustrations in published educational equestrian books by Jenny Morgan. Selected Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions: King Street Gallery, Carmarthen Corn Exchange, CardiganWelsh Pony and Cob Society Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground, 2004 -2016.
Also: Society of Equestrian Artists Horse in Art, 2014 -2017, Emile Faurie Foundation Charity Exhibition Mall Galleries London 2010, 2012 and 2013 Mall Galleries, London. Society of Equestrian Artists 2006 – 2013, Pyramid Society Egyptian Arabian Society Gala, Kentucky Horse Park Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Centenary Exhibition “FARMING AND THE WELSH LANDSCAPE”. Royal Windsor Horse Show. Glanusk Estate – by kind permission of Rt Honourable Shan Legge-Burke. Aberaeron Festival of the Horse.