ALAN BRASSINGTON

Alan Brassington was born in Rhodesia in 1959, and returned with his family to his native Ireland in 1965. He studied at Northwich School of Art in Cheshire and, in 1990, he was commissioned by Timeform to paint HRH The Princess Royal, and from 1997 to the present, he has been Artist in Residence for The Royal Ascot Racing Club by invitation of The Duke of Devonshire.

His work is prized by collectors for its mastery of detail, his evocation of equine beauty, and his brilliant sense of composition.

The colorful panorama of the turf, with its intrinsic drama and excitement, has proved a powerful magnetism to Brassington. “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,” he says. Working closely with riders and trainers at different racecourses, Brassington has allowed his vision to explore different aspects of the world of racing and his new body of work reveals an exciting maturity. Brassington, often to be seen with sketchbook in hand, has travelled extensively visiting racecourses as far afield as Santa Anita in California or Barbados, as well as most of the major British and Irish tracks. This has resulted in several large private commissions over the past few years from clients in England, Spain, France and the Middle East.

His work is held in private, public and corporate collections around the world.

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PRESS

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1997
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Daily Mail magazine
Financial Times magazine
The Field magazine
Country Life magazine
The Saturday Telegraph magazine,
Country Life magazine, September
The Field magazine, September
Social & Personal magazine, Ireland, June
Arts & Antiques magazine, U.S.A., May
Horse & Hound magazine, March
The Racing Post, September
House & Garden magazine, August
Horse & Hound magazine, October
The Field magazine, October
The Daily Telegraph, November


PRIZES

2005
2004
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2003
2001
The Discerning Eye
The Hunting Art Prizes
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
The Discerning Eye
Jerwood Painting Prize


EXHIBITIONS

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Cross Gate Gallery, Miami, Saratoga, Kentucky
Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
Cross Gate Gallery, Saratoga & Kentucky
Koru Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
The Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester & London (one man show)
The Arndean Gallery, London (one man show)
The Air Gallery, London for Victor Chandler
The Park Gallery, London (one man show)
Art Capital Group, New York State
Park Walk Gallery, London & Jersey
Theo Waddington Fine Art, London (one man show)
The Royal Ascot Racing Club, Ascot (one man show)
Solomon Gallery, Dublin (one man show)
Theo Waddington Fine Art, London
Ian Peck, Saratoga State, New York State
Ian Peck, New York (one man show)
John Davies, Stow-on-the-Wold
Frank T. Sabin, London (one man show)
Annual Exhibition, Arthur Ackermann, London



COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

Ascot Racecourse
Cartier
Victor Chandler
Andrew Cohen (Suny Bay)
The Duke of Devonshire OBE
Sebastian de Ferranti
Sony Ericsson (General Idea
Flashing Steel
Rinki Re
Merry Gale
Johnny Setaside
Florida Pearl
Commercial Artist)
Mr & Mrs R. Heffer (Canford Cliffs)
David Horton (Celtic Shot)
Michael Jackson
Jim Lewis (Best Mate)
Gavin Macechern (Young Hustler)
H.H. Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia
HRH The Princess Royal
C. G. Roach (Viking Flagship)
RAF Staff College
The Royal Ascot Racing Club (Bannister, Brancaster, Revenue, Motivator)
Michael Tabor (Galileo, Royal Derby)
Timeform
Graham Wylie (Inglis Drever)


PORTFOLIO

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