Peter Smith(British, b. 1949)
While British by birth and parentage, Smith feels his artistic talent stems from his grandfather, who hailed from Portugal and painted for most of his life. Since childhood Smith has been passionate about both horses and art. His extensive knowledge of how a horse moves and his well-worn copy of George Stubbs’ em>Anatomy of the Horse yield the realistic results of his art. From his home five miles from Ayr Racecourse, he portrays the life of Thoroughbreds from training to race day.