All the Queen’s Horses, Platinum Jubilee exhibition, 2022

All the Queen’s Horses is a collection of nearly seventy paintings, celebrating the Queen’s lifelong passion for horses throughout her reign. Houghton features horses from her childhood pony Peggy, beloved Windsor greys, fell ponies, polo ponies to the pedigrees on ceremonial duties. ‘Horses have played such a significant role in Her Majesty’s life since childhood, and the image of Her Majesty riding is one that is so iconic.’

Through his residencies at Highgrove and Windsor Castle, the artist has been afforded close observation of the family and their horses. He spent time studying and sketching the horses in the mews and stables at Windsor Castle, which is the heart of the estate. In this collection he wants to shine a light on more personal moments as well as the ceremonial engagements we are so accustomed to seeing. Moments that allow the Queen to enjoy riding for pleasure and take a moment of peace from the pressures of public life.

Held at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London (June 2022) before travelling to Art Cotswold gallery, the artworks include acrylic paintings, watercolours and sketches in his signature style. Many are painted in sepia and imitate old photographs using negative space. Subjects range from galloping polo ponies, horses pulling ceremonial carriages, lines of guardsmen in smart red coats and many featuring the Queen gently touching horses’ heads. This collection is a touching tribute to Her Majesty the Queen from a more personal perspective, by a painter affectionately known as ‘the Queen’s favourite young artist.’

All the Queen’s Horses supported three of the UK’s largest equestrian organisations;

Retraining of Racehorses, World Horse Welfare and The British Racing School.

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