Equine Affaire is pleased to announce the selection of Gretchen Almy’s “Caribbean Horse” as the official image for the 2020 Equine Affaire events. This colorful, dynamic artwork will be featured on our event programs and will be available for purchase at the events.
Ms. Almy has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) in Lynchburg, VA, and spent a semester studying art in Florence, Italy. Having spent most of her life working with horses in all disciplines, Ms. Almy has always had a natural connection to the animals she has gotten to know. This special bond aids in her unique ability to capture her canine or equine subjects’ soulful personality in a variety of styles.
Ms. Almy is also a gifted photographer, and contributed extensively to the book “Unbridled Passion”, for which she captured many of the up close and personal shots of famous show jumping riders and their mounts. Out of her studio in Plymouth, MA, Ms. Almy produces an extensive gift line utilizing her artwork, ranging from greeting cards to custom photos to fine art handbags. Beyond taking custom requests, Ms. Almy has recently been exploring her own unique style of equestrian art that meshes abstract expressionism, bright colors and lively brush strokes to capture the equine form in a way like no other. She is also exploring her love of nature through her new series of landscapes. Her work has been shown locally in Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as in Boston, and collected worldwide. Other works by the artist can be seen at www.galmydesigns.com.