‘Racehorse in an English Landscape’ - Ripley 2013
Work began on this picture in August 2013 in Somerset, England, where the thoroughbred was photographed at his training yard. The landscape, a view from Cubar Edge in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, was finalised by late January 2014 and the final portrait constructed throughout February/March that year.
As with other pieces the landscape is constructed from panoramas many pictures wide and many layers deep, with shifts of focus throughout the image.
In this picture, whilst all the elements are from the same area at more or less the same time, the foreground and background are in reality from quite seperate views.
The picture was first unveiled at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket in July 2014, a solo presentation entitled ‘Ripley - The July Week Exhibition’.