The Horse in Art: David Lewry

"The earliest depiction of the horse goes back to 3000 BC. Ever since then, these magnificent creatures have appeared in paintings and sculptures as their co-existence with man has developed. This course will look at the way the horse has been portrayed though the ages in works of art, in domestic, political, military and sporting contexts. The course will not only consider the artistic and social impact of these pieces but will also look at the practical challenges they presented and the way artists sought to overcome them. A course for lovers of horses as well as students of art history.  David’s talks are always fully illustrated with lively presentations and anecdotes and, as a professional artist, he can present the practical side of painting as well."

Tutor: David Lewry

"David Lewry attended St Martin’s School of Art in London in the 1970s and, after a diverse career, received a First Class Honours Degree in Social History and History of Art with the OU before studying Botanical Illustration at the Eden Project in Cornwall. In 2006 he was awarded a silver medal by the RHS. He runs a number of classes and workshops in and around the Bedford area and has worked at the REC teaching practical art skills and art history. David is an award-winning wildlife artist and member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. "