Signed and dated ’92
Frame size: 31¼ x 22½ inches / 79.8 x 57.2 cm
Stock number: AA6846/0121
A lovely watercolour painting of two jockeys on horseback, with trade label to the reverse for Frank T Sabin, London.
Alan Brassington was born in Rhodesia in 1959, but returned with his family to their native Ireland in 1964. He studied at the Northwich School of Art, Cheshire and Stockport School of Art. Throughout the ’80s Alan worked on North Sea oil rigs as a roustabout and later as derrickman before returning to his natural passion for art and painting.
The colourful panorama of the turf, with its intrinsic drama and excitement, has proved a powerful magnetism to Alan: “I love painting horses and people. The racetrack is irresistible, it is an entire world of its own. If you see a special horse in the parade ring it is easy to understand why one would be so inspired by this animal with its grace, its beauty, its intelligence and its strength.”
Alan currently resides in the Gloucestershire countryside with his wife and two children.