Pastel Portraits of Horses, Dogs and more

Anne Ward is an established, commissioned artist, who specialises in portraits of horses and dogs and uses the medium of pastel for the majority of her work. From September 2022 to February 2023, Anne is holding an exhibition at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, entitled ”The Racehorse: Past and Future”, featuring portraits of ten much-loved retired racehorses and ten studies of Thoroughbred foals. Read more…


Anne’s clients include leading Newmarket racehorse trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Bt, Charlie Fellowes, Marco Botti, David Simcock & George Margarson, as well as Sarah Hobbs (wife of top NH trainer, Philip Hobbs). She has also painted for prominent flat trainer Martyn Meade, former champion jockey Ryan Moore, and the families of leading jockeys Andrea Atzeni and Martin Harley. The late Sir Evelyn de Rothschild was also a highly valued client.

Anne Ward artist Welsh Section D pony portrait

Early in Anne’s career, she was asked to paint leading 2yo filly Pass the Peace for her breeder and Lammtarra (a former Derby winner and European Racehorse of the Year). More recently, Anne was commissioned to paint for their respective owners multiple Group-winning fillies Crystal Capella and Lucky Kristale, record-breaking sprinter Watchable, and Group 1 winner and stallion Aclaim.

Anne is also frequently asked to paint portraits of beloved family companions, such as Maggie (below).

Anne Ward artist Cockerpoo dog portrait

Although specialising in horse and dog portraits, Anne’s subjects extend beyond this and include cats, livestock and occasionally children and houses.

Anne Ward artist child portrait

A portrait of a special someone could make a perfect and very personal gift. Anne is happy to discuss your ideas, and to answer any questions you may have regarding the process of commissioning a painting through to receiving the finished article.

Anne Ward artist portraits
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For the latest updates, please also see Anne’s Instagram page.

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