T O R Y
L A W R E N C E
LAND AND HORSE
New Oil Paintings
THE NATIONAL HORSERACING MUSEUM,
99 HIGH STREET, NEWMARKET CB8 8JH
19 NOV - 23 DEC 2011 • 10 am - 5 pm
4 JAN - 12 FEB 2012 • 10 am - 4 pm
“Horses Moving” the animals inhabit mysterious dream-like spaces.
Early morning, Newmarket 2010/2011 • Oil on board 23 x 30.5
With a horseracing tradition that goes back to King Charles II it is no surprise that the
horse remains supreme in Newmarket where the National Horseracing Museum stands.
Lawrence has chosen racehorses and Newmarket Heath as an integral part of her recent
work in this exhibition in the Museum.
Her father was a National Hunt trainer and her ex- husband, Lord Oaksey, a renowned
amateur jockey, writer and commentator on racing while the artist was a successful
show jumper and eventer. The fearlessness she displayed in the ring and out hunting
manifests itself here in the intensity of these richly executed oil paintings. The variety
of landscape surrounding the town is portrayed with a delicate and restrained passion.
The artist’s original contemporary vision reinvents traditional sporting art. Strings of
racehorses, galloping or returning home are painted against the vast skies and grand
vistas of The Heath. In the imaginative new series: