The Hampton Classic Horse Show has selected artist Jennifer Brandon as its official poster artist for 2018.
The 43rd annual event returns to Bridgehampton August 26 to September 2 for a week of world-class competition that features the nation’s best horses and riders. The souvenir poster is available for pre-order on the Hampton Classic website. It will also be available onsite during the event in the Hampton Classic shop.
“I’m honored to have my work chosen as the image for the Hampton Classic Poster for 2018,” said Brandon, who will be attending her seventh Hampton Classic in August. “It’s exciting each year to see what inspiration is featured on the poster, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Brandon, of Waverly, Pennsylvania, will feature her A Splash of Red, a 24” x 24” oil on canvas of a horse and rider.
“I was drawn to the comradery between this horse and rider — a beautiful pair,” described Brandon. “The striking contrast of the black horse in all its power and motion against the vast blue sky created a harmonious energy that I found irresistible.”
Each year, a committee at the Classic reviews the artwork submissions and picks a winner.
“Jen Brandon’s piece is beautiful as it exudes the action of show jumping competition,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the Classic’s executive director. “We are delighted with the committee’s selection. And, we’re thrilled Jen will have the original artwork on display and available for purchase at her booth at the Longines Masters New York.”
Brandon grew up surrounded by farm animals and pastoral settings. “I grew up riding and raising horses. The best days were the times I’d be lost for entire afternoons riding my mare. Horses have always played an important role in my life,” the artist noted.
Through her artistic vision and connection to animals, she captures the graceful power of a horse. Powerful movements, rich colors, bold brush strokes, and deep emotions are evident in her work.
For more information on the Hampton Classic, visit www.hamptonclassic.com.