Weymouth artist Anne Wolff is a renowned animal artist. While she often paints pictures of household pets, one of her biggest artistic passions is creating evocative images of thoroughbred horse racing. Her realistic paintings capture the spirit and personality of each animal.
“Every August I go to Saratoga Race Track to photograph during Travers weekend and I do my paintings from the photos taken there,” says Wolff. One of her most notable subjects has been American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. “I chose to do this oil painting of American Pharoah because his eyes took my breath away. This horse has shown immense spirit, strength and courage again and again.”
Wolff’s love for horse racing developed at a young age. “My earliest memories are of going with my family to Vernon Downs, in upstate New York, every summer to watch the trotters. I kept scrapbooks filled with clippings from newspapers about any racing that was going on throughout the country.” She went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and has since been hired to paint animal portraits by national champion dog, cat and horse breeders and thousands of pet owners. Wolff was the featured animal artist in the PBS documentary “Living with Animals” and her work is displayed in many exclusive galleries and is in numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.