In her work as a whole, Ward proposes multiple dichotomies about horses in an elaborate, yet economical, style. Untamed animals are juxtaposed with trained ones, while historical events are placed alongside legend. The cohesion in these disparate depictions occurs in her composition: the evanescent qualities of Ward's frequent use of pastels, in her deliberate and clean brushwork, and the use of the negative space to allow her equine subjects to breathe. Foremost, however, is the sense of dignity, even in her bridled horses." Agora Gallery, New York
The Horse at War
From the 2nd to 11th November 2018 I have set myself the task of posting a drawing each day that represents the horse in the First World War. It's quite a task, but I want to us to remember how much they contributed to the war effort. Millions of horses, mules and donkeys were lost on both sides of the trenches. It is my tribute as a artist who loves the equine form, to represent the horse in a series of Charcoal drawings in a respectful, reflective way.
Be sure to click on the images and links below to see each new drawing posted on this website at 7pm each day.
"Yes, glad I bought it, I love it." Eric Mathews on a print of Horse with Hounds
"Got it in my lounge, above my computer, when I look at it, it makes me feel relaxed, and it looks beautiful framed." Debbie Oliver on her print of Ruben's Horse
"These are really nice, I just love the use of colour." Cassy Bell while ordering her print of Emerald Eyes
"What impressed me was how Caro got the know the horse's personality, before beginning to paint the horse. It was my daughters 21st Birthday Present and we love it." Nicola Turner on her portrait commission.