Marcus Hodge explores the world of the horse; from the Marwari horses of Rajasthan, the international circus horses of Monaco, to the thoroughbreds and Arab horses of the Middle East. This energetic equine painter and sculptor brings together these fascinating subjects and studies the figures and landscapes who stand with them.
He is a restless spirit that finds expression in the medium of painting, drawing and sculpture. The work is conceived more instinctively than intellectually, what he is after is a language that 'speaks directly to the heart'.
In his own words, despite the obvious change in temperature and colour of palette from the deserts of Dubai to the cool snows of Scotland, the thread of energy as expressed in paint runs through his paintings. This thread is what unifies his body of work.