A STUNNING painting depicting country life will be displayed as part of a Horse and Hound exhibition in Dorchester.

Paintings and sculptures by artists Katie Scorgie and Amy Goodman will be on display.

The stunning work Huntsman and Hounds in the Snow, an oil on linen by Katie Scorgie, has been used as a Christmas card for 2016.

The wintery painting, one of around 30 oils by Katie at the exhibition, also appears on the front of the Countryside Alliance’s leaflet within their newsletter, which has been sent to more than 85,000 subscribers across the UK and abroad.

The Countryside Alliance will also be taking an oil painting of three hounds by the Katie Scorgie to The Countryside Alliance North American Chapter New York Sporting Auction on November 21.

This is a private auction in conjunction with Sotheby’s, of shooting, fishing, exclusive opportunities and works of art.

Pippa Chambers of the Countryside Alliance said she became aware of Katie's work through Dorset Art Weeks.

She said: "I actually found Katie’s work online when I searched around the south west during Dorset art weeks.

"The image she has painted for the Christmas card is so striking and is the perfect choice for us. We love her style and thought it would be incredibly popular with our supporters.

"The way she has captured the movement and moment with this painting and her skilful use of marks and brush strokes is brilliant. It really stands out."

Katie said it's 'an honour' to have been recognised by the Countryside Alliance.

She added: "I have always ridden and loved horses and I certainly feel my time as a point to point jockey has shaped and influenced how and what I paint and given me a greater empathetic understanding of horses."

Sculptor Amy Goodman is also from the south of England.

She created the Romsey War Memorial, which was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2015.

Amy will be showing a retrospective of her key bronzes and resins since 2000, including a bronze polo head cast from the mould of the Romsey War Horse Memorial.

Hound and Horse runs from November 9 to 25 at The Gallery, Duke’s Auctioneers, Brewery Square, Dorchester.

Call 01305 265080 or email maddi.puleston@dukes-auctions.com for more information.


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