E J Lazenby

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

I was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, in 1969 and even as a child, drawing and painting held a special interest for me. I was ‘horse obsessed' from an early age, unfortunately I was also very allergic to horse hair. This enforced absence from my objects of passion only fuelled my interest further; I collected model horses, drew them, read about them, imagined having my own real horse, ad infinitum! Finally, as my allergies lessened, I became the proud owner of a scruffy grey pony, whom I adored. Later in my teenage years I acquired a thoroughbred mare and later bred my first foal, a beautiful filly which I named Iszara. ‘Izzy' is now seventeen and still makes a superb artists model. After senior school I completed a four year degree course in Fine Art at Newcastle University, specialising in the discipline of painting and studying the human form. I graduated in 1992 and was one of 9 UK competition finalists to have my work exhibited in New York. After University I concentrated on producing equestrian portraits and scenes as a professional artist, also painting works on different subjects for myself. Now in 2013, I teach art part time, which I love doing, sharing those tips and trade secrets! I produce between 20 and 40 equestrian commissions a year, also enjoying painting and exhibiting figurative works and abstract landscapes with acrylic being my favourite medium.

Media

Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Silk Painting, Watercolour

Subjects

Abstract or Experimental, Animal or Wildlife, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Still Life

Awards

Voted Associate member of The Society Of Equestrian Artists
Winner of 'Excellence In Art Students' award by Liquitex acrylics, 1992
Judges commendation South Yorkshire Open Art 1994
Highly commended Association of Animal Artists 2013

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