This horse was drawn whilst I was on an artist residency at Nes in Skagaströnd, North Iceland. The horse was with a group of others in a snowy field near the natural hot springs of Grettislaug. Having taken some photos, I then drew him in pastels back in the studio.

Here I bring a rainbow hue of colours to update the traditional genre of animal portraiture. I hope the viewer will appreciate the feeling created through pastel of this elegant Icelandic horse.


Drawn with Unison soft pastels on Canson fine art paper, he original pastel drawing is 60 cm x 74.5 cm.


A3 giclée fine art prints on Hahnemühle paper are also available to purchase 29.7 cm x 42 cm). 

Pale Pink Icelandic Horse

Icelandic Horse

    © 2020 by Catherine Hood.

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