Equestrian artist Katy Sodeau specialises in watercolour paintings of horse racing scenes and other equine sports. She became interested in equestrian art whilst living near Newmarket, the headquarters of British horse racing, where she saw strings of race horses travelling to the gallops each day. Katy has been working as a professional artist since 1995 she loves painting horses and all other animals including African wildlife. Katy's painting skills are mainly self taught, she originally trained and worked in architecture and still enjoys painting architectural subjects and village scenes in and around East Anglia.
Horse Racing Scenes
Katy is an equestrian artist specialising in paintings of horse racing in watercolour and other media. For horse racing actions scenes, including flat and jump racing and point-to-point at venues such as Cheltenham, Plumpton, Sandown, Newmarket, High Easter and Horseheath see:HORSE RACING PICTURES...
African Wildlife Paintings
Katy has visited Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. Her paintings of Africa wildlife are based on her sightings on safari. View Katy's paintings of African scenes and wild animals including elephants, lions, zebras, hyenas and antelope on the WILDLIFE ART PAGE
For a selection of paintings of polo players and ponies in action and at rest between chukkas visit the
Although Katy's main love is horse racing, she also enjoys watching and painting polo scenes, the sport of polo provides the same mix of excitement, colour and action combined with beautiful settings
African Wild Dogs"The Return" - a watercolour painting of a wild dog pack regrouping is one of the wild dog paintings on the site. Katy's favourite animal is the African Wild Dog, there's a page of the website dedicated to her paintings of this beautiful and sadly endangered predator..
View more WILD DOG PAINTINGS...
Katy specialises in all sorts of equine artwork, as well as pages for horse racing paintings, polo and gallops scenes there is now a dedicated page for more general equine art subjects including military and historic subjects such as knights jousting, visit the EQUINE ART page for details of Katy's equine paintings.
Equestrian Artist at Work!"Finishing the Race" is an example of equestrian art in action. The painting shows the artist putting the final touches to a horse racing painting. Both the horses and the artist's arm are part of the painting, the apparent edges of the watercolour paper are also part of the painting in a tromp l'oeil effect.
Loose Horse at CheltenhamThis watercolour painting of a loose horse at Cheltenham Racecourse is available from the Ascot Gallery. The grey horse is following the pack as they turn to pass the stands.
Equestrian Greetings Cards
Images of six of Katy's paintings are available in a pack of greetings cards published and sold in aid of The Injured Jockeys Fund, order the cards online here. Images include this painting of work riders returning from the gallops on a frosty morning in Newmarket, visit the GALLOPS SCENES page for more details.