Equine Art

I didn't take up riding until my late twenties, but when I did start riding, I was-as they say-off to the races.  I soon owned my first horse and competing as an amateur owner in hunter/jumper events.  My husband and I also became involved in thoroughbred racing as owners and breeders.  An involvement that ultimately led us to move from South Florida to Saratoga Springs in 1980.  It was in Saratoga that I combined my love of art and passion for horses and began to create a series of bronzes celebrating the beauty, power and athleticism of the thoroughbred  horse.   

 

My Equine Art was well received from the start and brought me considerable acclaim and success.  My goal with each sculpture I created was to capture the tremendous athleticism and majesty of the thoroughbred that I bore witness to on the track and in the show arena.

 

I'm proud of my accomplishments as an artist, and especially proud that some of the most astute horsemen and women ever involved in thoroughbred racing chose to collect my work.   I'm honored that my work is in the permanent collection of the Kentucky Derby Museum...and soon  to be represented in the  collection of the National Museum of Racing.

 

I always strive towards expanding my horizons in  art.  The challenges of working with a diverse array of styles and a wide range of media made me a  better artist , more equipped than  I was earlier in my career to capture and portray my love of horses in ways I had never imagined. Please click on the images below to make them larger.

Bronze Horse Sculpture

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Starting Gate
Bronze depicting the excitement of three thoroughbred charging from the gate. 
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Most people have a soft spot in their hearts for majestic animals like horses, and they are often looked upon favorably by animal lovers. Relatively few people have the opportunity, or the inclination, to take on the challenge of horseback riding. It is a difficult, dangerous affair at times, with the trust between human and animal a tenuous bond that can only be strengthened through trust and time. It is, simply put, not for everyone, as evidenced by the fact that I was not a horse rider until my twenties, when circumstances and desire intermingled to provide the chance. 


There are some things a soul must do. These are the yearnings that drive us, and give us a direction even amidst the doubts and confusion of life. For me, my yearnings have led me to ever greater examples of expressionism, but in order to accomplish these aims, I have had to channel, upon finding, sources of inspiration. These sources wouldn’t whisper in ears, but would resonate in hearts, and bring the artist to bear upon the next great challenge. So it was with me and horses.

As my horsemanship experience grew, my desire to convey what I felt, and to realize that same inspiring sensation in molded form, only intensified. My love of flowing movement and my love of horses complimented each other splendidly as I undertook my first horse head statue. Motion is critical to an image of a horse. Their majesty is best unfurled while portraying them at a trot or a gallop, and this demands movement without movement. The subtle shifts that signal immense power beneath the hide of a thoroughbred  are, in my practiced view, the utmost way to convey quickness at a standstill. 

 

Throughout my learning, I found that bronze horse sculptures were not only dependable to work with but exceptionally striking when completed. With so much of my art conveying strength, motion and speed, it was necessary to become exceptionally skilled in working with materials that might most effectively convey those traits. The shining smoothness of bronze is a fine visual similarity to the glistening yet dulled skin of a horse, and the uniformity throughout the bronze made any mark made by my hand more distinctive against a smooth backdrop. 

 

Between my love of horses, my experiences around them and my continually practicing hand, it was not long before I had a sizable repertoire of highly acclaimed horse artistry, molded and forged and carved in a distinctive, unique fashion. Though I am continually learning, my efforts quickly gained attention from some of the most eminent horse enthusiasts and authorities in the world today. My work can be found in some of the most popular horse riding-related locations throughout the world, including the Kentucky Derby Museum. 

Pam Foss Equine Art Gallery

 

Have a great time looking through my Gallery, you can click on the art to learn more about it and to see if the sculptures are available for purchase. 

To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from Florida to anywhere in the world. 

Blinkers On
Blinkers On

Bronze horse with blinkers and polychrome patina. Limited Edition of 100. Collection of Kentucky Derby Museum. One available. Call for pricing.

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Free Form
Free Form

Semi-abstract sculpture of a jumping horse. Stained mahogany plywood: 23" high by 58" wide by 1" deep. Suitable for exterior placements. Available, call for pricing.

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Poetry in Motion
Poetry in Motion

Bas-relief of a grey thoroughbred horse "walking in place". 37" high by 39" wide by 3.5" deep. Available, call for pricing.

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Inquiry
Inquiry

Bronze of Genuine Risk & Codex in the controversial running of the 1980 Preakness Stakes. Limited Edition of 15 ,one of which is in the collection of Kentucky Derby Museum. One currently available. Call for pricing.

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Braided
Braided

Bas-relief portrait of horse and rider in handmade, cast-paper and acrylic. 30" high by 24" wide by 2" deep. Available, call for pricing

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Gypsy King
Gypsy King

Beautifully animated Gypsy Vanner horse relief. Sculpture created in archival cast-paper and acrylic, mounted on canvas. Dimensions 24" high by 30" wide by 1.5" deep. Available

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Starting Gate
Starting Gate

Bronze depicting the excitement of three thoroughbreds charging from the gate. Sold-out

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Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze

Fanciful equestrian bronze with flowing mane. Approximately 17" tall (unique)

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Flying Filly
Flying Filly

Bronze of a beautifully balanced thoroughbred filly in flight. Limited Edition of 20 Sold-out

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To purchase my abstract sculptures, you can give us a call or you can fill out this form and we will be in contact with you. 

To make it even easier to purchase a Pam Foss Sculpture, while you are viewing the art closer in full view there is a link below the description to direct you to a purchase form or our phone number. 

We ship all of Pam Foss Sculptures from Florida to anywhere in the world.