Christian Schwetz and Tristram Lewis 2017
Coming from a line of central European artists, Christian grounded his art at Cambridge, Prague and St Martin's, and became fascinated by the flowing sculptural beauty of equines. Drawing from the old masters, he developed a technique using neutral grounds and studio lighting that transcends the boundary between photography and oil painting.
Exhibiting regularly at Badminton and Burghley, and working mainly on commission, Christian is rapidly becoming the photographer of choice for the discerning equestrian. He lives in rural Shropshire with his horses and hunts with the Ludlow and South Shropshire hunts.
The incomparable National Hunt hero "Denman" has been the subject of Tristram's most recent work. Studying "Denman" from life and taking over three hundred and eighty hours, this new 1/4th scale bronze sculpture of "Denman" will be offered in an edition of twelve exclusively through the "Osborne Studio Gallery" launching on 8th March 2017. Newbury Racecourse have recently confirmed a life-size one off edition of the sculpture for 2018.