Ursula Stüwe-Schmitz


Born in the centre of Düsseldorf and from a family that never owned horses, it might seem strange that I have always felt magically attracted by horses.
My professional career developed away from any art, and several years passed before I devoted myself more intensively to painting. The Grafenberg racecourse was visited as often as possible and end of the 80’s I let my dream come true, started breeding and had my own racehorse for a while. Today I am still living in Düsseldorf, nearer to the racecourse and an even more a keen racegoer.
My works are done with charcoal, colour pencil, pastels but my preferred medium is oil. My beloved horses are completed in oil in a very precise style, following the classic English painters but interpreted from my own perspective.

Backgrounds are diffuse and reduced to a minimum. The horse is the star, painted with feeling and love to capture the detail of his presence and character.
I have newly discovered acrylic colours which allow me a new approach to motifs with the brush as well as palette knife. The colour purity gives me much joy and offers new freedom on the canvas with lively colours. Working with this new medium is still the beginning of an adventurous journey. Let us see where it will lead me to.
I am exhibiting mainly locally but focusing on expanding more.
Commissions are accepted.
My work can be viewed at
Web: www.ursulastueweschmitz.de
Instragram: ursula_equine_art

I am Member of
Paardverzameld Collective, The Netherlands
Kunstverein Ratinger Maler e.V., Germany
Kunsthaus Mettmann e.V., Germany
Society of Equestrian Art, UK


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