Anne’s News

19 JULY 2024

NEWMARKET RACECOURSES

Anne has 5 original paintings on display in the Owners’ and Trainers’ Lounge at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse, as well as prints in the equivalent room at the July Course.

Among those featured is a portrait of the late and undoubtedly great Ouija Board.

Anne Ward portrait of Ouija Board

Prints of Ouija Board’s portrait, as well as many other retired racehorse portraits and studies of Thoroughbred foals, are available at Anne’s online shop.

Please contact Anne directly at if you are interested in buying any original paintings on display at Newmarket Racecourses.

CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD 2023

Anne was asked by the Bob Champion Cancer Trust to paint front cover artwork for their 2023 Christmas card.

Anne’s painting for this project is entitled Follow The Star.

Anne Ward painting, Follow The Star

Cards are available from Bob Champion Cancer Trust. Please contact the Trust directly for further information.

EXHIBITION 2022—2023

Anne exhibited 20 new paintings of retired racehorses and Thoroughbred foals at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket.

The exhibition launched on Saturday 17 September 2022 and ran until 19 February 2023.

Anne Ward foal portrait for 2022 exhibition

All paintings featured in this exhibition are available to buy online as A3 and A4 prints. Other products are available, including greetings cards and postcards. Please contact Anne directly at about purchasing original paintings or arranging a commission.

ONLINE SHOP

Anne has an online shop, featuring a range of prints, including engaging studies of Thoroughbred foals and portraits of much-loved retired racehorses. Please let Anne know if you would like to join her mailing list.

Anne Ward Artist online shop

NEWS ARCHIVE

THOROUGHBRED STALLION GUIDE 2016

Anne’s portrait of Pivotal and Garswood was chosen as the cover artwork for the Thoroughbred Stallion Guide 2016. The Stallion Guide was published in November 2015 and circulated across the world to all registered Thoroughbred breeders, as well as having prominent placing at the major breeding stock sales in Newmarket (Tattersalls) and Ireland (Goffs).

Anne Ward Pivotal and Garswood portrait

Anne was also very pleased to receive a highly favourable response to the painting from Cheveley Park Stud, who bred both stallions and stand them at stud.

Edmondson Hall Fundraiser 2017

Newmarket based charitable organisation, the Newmarket Festival, asked Anne to contribute to their fundraiser featuring the rugby “Lions”, held on 25 May 2017.

Anne donated a framed charcoal portrait of a Thoroughbred to the event’s silent auction.

Newmarket July Week 2014

Anne donated a single animal pastel portrait to the New England Stud/National Horseracing Museum Dinner silent auction on 3 July 2014. In total, the auction raised nearly £60,000. Many thanks go to all those who placed bids.

Newmarket July Week 2013

Anne was asked to contribute a commission to Banstead Manor’s stallion show fundraiser, under the watchful eye of Frankel (July 2013).

Royal Norfolk Show 2011-2013

Anne also exhibited work for the 3rd year in succession at the Royal Norfolk Show, 26-27 June 2013.

SUNSTAR — LIFESIZE HORSE STATUE

Sunstar and The Sunstar Syndicate were undoubted highlights of recent years for Anne. The creative process was enormously enjoyable and the sale of Sunstar raised £6,500 — the highest price obtained when each of the 13 lifesize horse statues painted by local artists was sold. The proceeds of the sale helped Racing Welfare and St Nicholas Hospice.

Anne Ward Sunstar lifesize painted horse statue

THE PERFECT GIFT

Why not plan the perfect gift for someone special, or just a treat for yourself — perhaps a portrait of a much-loved horse or dog?

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