Hello Im Brian Halton and for the last 25 years I have lived in the wilds of West Yorkshire where I have a small, modest studio/gallery.
I find inspiration in most subjects – landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, sport, animals etc but the majority of my work is connected with equestrian and in particular horse racing. Commissioned work is a large part of how I make a living but I also enjoy all aspects of horse racing – the action, jockeys, gallops, stables, head studies, racecourse scenes etc.
I use a variety of materials, oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media but work primarily in pastel on sanded board.
Pastels suit the way I work – I can get intricate detail or expressive movement, huge choice of colours, no drying time, no cleaning, will never fade or crack and working on a sanded board they really bite into the surface. They are easy to transport and also photograph brilliantly for future prints.