LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned animal portraiture artist Georgea Blakey (http://georgeablakeyart.com/) is excited to announce the inclusion of her work in a traveling exhibit for The Peace Project, an annual juried show that raises funds and awareness for humanitarian purposes. "Globe Trotting for Peace" is a collage consisting of carefully placed notes and coins of foreign currency and is one of 120 entries chosen for the exhibit.
"For me, the horse is a symbol of wealth and power across the world. But the horse also has a way of removing barriers and bringing people together," explained Blakey. "Horses are undeniably strong and beautiful creatures; at the same time, they can be peaceful and docile, performing many tasks for the benefit of humanity. I think this unusual mix of elements is what draws people to horses."
The traveling exhibit will be held in Culver City, California on November 15 at The Whole 9 Gallery. Submissions to this year's exhibit hail from six continents and represent the world's diversity of media and styles. Peace and community are the themes that unify the work of The Peace Project.
The Peace Project is the creation of The Whole 9, an online artist community tasked with the mission of not only empowering each other's creative processes but also making the world a better place. The Peace Project's many initiatives range from providing over 10,000 amputees with crutches in Sierra Leone to rebuilding homes and communities in the Philippines that were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.
About the Artist
Georgea Blakey is a British society portrait artist, specializing in equestrian and animal subjects.
Formerly from London but now based in San Francisco, she has taken on an assortment of commissions ranging from intimate portraits to large-scale murals for high profile and celebrity clients.
Blakey has many illustrious clients from the worlds of the British aristocracy, international show business, media and sport. These include Mike Azzaro, 10 goal USA polo player, Memo Gracida, 10 goal Mexican polo player, Miss World, HRH Sultan of Pahang and Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray. Blakey has also painted Prince Charles with his polo pony. Her portrait was commissioned by The Lords Taverners Cricket Society and was auctioned for charity. Sir Tim Rice, the lyricist partner of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was the winning bidder.
Blakey was the Senior Art Scholar at the prestigious St Paul's Girls' School in London and also graduated from The Chelsea College of Art with a merit award in The History of Art. She feels her greatest tuition has been working in the field, drawing from life and nature whenever possible.
Those who work with animals know it can often be a risky business and painting them is no exception. Blakey has many amusing anecdotes from her travels including the time she was given a "love bite" by a randy stallion she was drawing in the pampas outside Buenos Aires. The local doctor's surgery was closed, so she was rushed to the nearest vet for a tetanus shot.
Most of the images on http://www.georgeablakeyart.com are available as framed prints in various sizes. Gift vouchers for paintings by Blakey are also available for a special and unique gift this holiday season.
The artist can be contacted directly through her website.
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