Race Track Pastel Painting by listed artist Anne Wolff, renowned animal artist. The piece is titled “Post Parade” and depicts Jockey’s on their race horses accompanied by the lead ponies and outriders. Wolff is known for her realistic depictions of animals and has a great following of her horse race related art. She is carried by some major galleries and her works sell from $2000 to $20,000.
The pastel is done on a darker paper. It is double matted and framed under glass. The frame is approximately 34” by 24”. The image area is approximately 26” by 14”. The photographs were taken at an angle to alleviate reflections off the glass. Any variations of on the mat are just reflections off the glass. There are a few scratches and dings on the frame but nothing major or detracting.
Here is more information about Anne Wolff taken from her Bio
"Anne Wolff, a renowned world-class animal artist, not only does extremely detailed and anatomically correct animals, but more importantly, is able to capture the spirit and personality in each animal. Her clients say it’s the way she does the eyes, which are indeed the windows to the soul.
Animals have always been the primary focus of her art career because its what she has loved the most and she believes that to do something extraordinarily well you must concentrate on learning and perfecting that subject. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Her work speaks for itself. Her style is to have minimal or no background so that the animal is the center of attention. Over the past 25 years, Anne has amassed a very large following of loyal clients who have commissioned her to portray generations of their pets.
Anne has a promise for her future clients. That promise is when a person sees their portrait for the first time that they will be touched on a deep emotional level. Many people are moved to tears, even if their pet is very much alive and in the same room. Others laugh at the sight of their best friend in a picture. And yet others are rendered speechless. Among her clients are top national champion dog, cat, and horse breeders and thousands of pet owners. She was the featured animal artist in the PBS documentary called “Living with Animals” Her work is displayed in many exclusive galleries and is in numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
Among the galleries and exhibits that her work has been in are:
Terry Lindsey Equidae Gallery, Saratoga, NY. Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga NY.
Featured Animal Portrait artist on ABC's Boston Channel 5 television program "Chronicle" Evening Magazine, in November 2006
Best Entry Depicting a Golden Retriever, and Best Entry Depicting A Dog From The Toy Group (Pug) at The National 2005 Art Show At The Dog Show Wichita, KS
Forty-Ninth Annual Art Show – 1st Prize in show, The Plains, VA
PBS Documentary – Living with Animals, Washington, D.C.
Upperville Horse Show, Upperville, VA
The Hunting Horn Ltd., Warrenton, VA
The Greenbriar Gallery, Hot Springs, WV
Rockingham Park, Salem, NH
Ladies Dog Club, Wellesley, MA
Bay State Cluster Dog Show, Boston, MA
Member of Museum of the Dog, St. Louis, MO
Racing Northeast Magazine – Cover art, March 1994 and June 1994 New Boston, NH"