The German artist Kerstin Tschech studied communication design in Germany and the UK, where she focused on art, painting and photography. After being self-employed in a Design agency for several years, she decided to devote herself entirely to painting.
At first she painted abstract works in various techniques until she began to capture horses on canvas, which is her artistic focus since many years. Especially in painting horses, she is inspired by her own photographs or by visits to stud farms, breeders and horse shows. In addition she is a horse owner herself and has the daily experience with this noble animals. Therefore, she knows all the sequences of movements from which she creates motion studies for her paintings.
Anyone who experiences Kerstin Tschech’s artwork can feel her passion for horses. Her paintings are filled with emotion and tension to communicate the horse’s power, charm and grace. Her unique style is unmistakable. She uses various structural elements to bring dynamic into her paintings and breathe life into the horses.
Her work, which presents figurative as well as abstract elements, radiates warmth and luminance. The deliberately free and dynamic use of the brush, which is accentuated by precise outlines, let the observer’s attention travel across the canvas. A symbiosis of tranquillity and movement, of light and shadow takes place. Through this special artistic realisation the observer is able to discover new details in the painting again and again.
She wants to fascinate the viewer by making him “experience the horses“. It is important to her that the personality and the soul of the horse can be felt. Kerstin presents her work with great success in the Vip Areas at famous international horse shows.
On commission she loves to paint horses of different breeds and disciplines. She has done this for famous Arabian stud farms, for the Royal Riding School as well as for famous show jumpers and dressage riders like Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Athina Onassis or Sissy Max-Theurer. But she also painted for sheikhs and private collectors from all over the world.
Arabian Horse Show | Menton | France
Gucci Masters | Paris
P.S.I. Auction | Ankum | Germany
Championat du Monde du Cheval Arabe | Paris
Athina Onassis Horse Show | Saint-Tropez
Gold Cup–Polo | Frankfurt | Germany
World Equestrian Games | Aachen | Germany
Equestrian Festival | Wellington I USA
Royal Windsor Horse Show | UK
El Zahraa | International Show | Cairo
Giacomo Capacci Arabians | Tuscany
International Arab Horse Show | Barcelona
All Nations Cup | Aachen | Germany
Worldchampionships | Caen | France
European Championships| Herning | Denmark
German Championships | Balve | Germany
Chiemsee Horsefestival | Gut Ising | Germany
CHIO | Aachen | Germany
Zangersheide Horse Festival | Belgium
World Championships Jung Dressage Horses | Verden
Longines Global Champions Tour | Cannes | France
Mediterranean Equestrian Tour | Spain
Upon request, commissioned work can also be made. Before the actual start of the work, motif, material and size are discussed individually. The possibilities for the painting range from abstract to figurative. For a painting of a particular horse photos are required. The duration of a painting production is about 6 weeks to 2 months, depending on the size.