James P Power. SEA. AIEA
Since the turn of the Twentieth century James’ family has had horses in its
blood, now lives in Debenham, Suffolk, UK. with his wife Jean, having previously
worked in the heart of the horse racing community in and around Newmarket and
Henley-on-Thames. For the last thirty years of his working life, he held the position
of stud groom for a major stud farm, Juddmonte Farms, Cheveley, where one of his
last feats was to foal and raise the mighty “Frankel” unbeaten in his fourteen-race
career, of which twelve were group 1.
James retired in 2011 and today he gives his time and knowledge to the
industry and charities to which he has become involved. As an accomplished
painter, he works in oils, watercolours and pastels, with a passion for a wide range
of subject matters particularly Suffolk rural life. James has been an active member of
the executive of The Society of Equestrian Artists in the UK, and became a full
member in 2001. Has now exhibited in major galleries in London and throughout
the UK since the early nineties, James has paintings around the world including,
USA, Australia, Malaysia, and Ireland, Prize winner of the Best Racing Picture in
2000, sponsored by Horse & Hound Magazine.
James has a portrait hanging in the Garrick Club, London, plus Artist in
Residence to York Racecourse in 2016. Currently tutoring equestrian art at the
Munnings Museum, Dedham, Essex, UK through the summer months. He is a
Member if IBBAS ‘Harry Becker’ group. Elected a associate member of the Institute
of East Anglian Artists in 2017. In September 2018 help form the East Suffolk Pleinair
Painters, with Wil Harvey, and now very much involved on a daily basis.
James P Power. SEA, AIEA. Debenham, Suffolk, UK. March 2020