Lyn Beaumont has spent most of her life with horses. The beauty of the horse in all it’s breeds, colours, shapes and sizes is one which has always captivated her, from owning and riding horses, to pursuing the form on canvas. She strives to convey to the viewer all that is “the horse”, the power, the strength, the vulnerability, the wildness, the compliance and the softness, that wonderful and magnificent combination that every horse lover knows – the essence of the horse.
Her painting of horses began seriously 25 years ago, and she learned some integral aspects of oil painting with some excellent Australian artists; landscape with Glenn Hoyle, human portraiture with Brian Armstrong, and Lee Machelak. Lyn’s own journey learning to paint the equine form has been without tuition and she has developed a soft yet precise realistic style. Her lifelong association with horses has helped her to ensure that the images are accurate in anatomical aspects, and the surroundings in which she places her equine subject is mindful that it needs no distractions.
Lyn has been commissioned by the Victoria Racing Club to paint “Australia’s Champion Racehorse of the Year” on four occasions, and the “Kingston Town Greatness Award” for Moonee Valley Racing Club for the three years it has been awarded.
Her equine portraits have been keenly followed and commissioned. Lyn’s work hangs in the private residence of HRH, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, the Duchess of Bedford, Victoria Racing Club, Moonee Valley Racing Club, The Melbourne Racing Club, and Mornington Racing Club. Australian Stud Book, The Equine Federation of Australia and many more have purchased her work. Lyn has been the most favoured artist for the work of Black Caviar, from her owners to her handlers. She is one of Australia’s most experienced and prolific equine artists. Her work hangs in private collections around Australia, UK, USA, Ireland, New Zealand and Japan, and has exhibited in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and New York.