The Osborne Studio Gallery has fast become recognized as the world’s leading platform for Contemporary Equestrian Art and Lifestyle. Alongside the gallery’s recognized niche they handle the works of many respected landscape and figurative painters.

Opened by the Princess Royal in March 1986, in Floral Street, Covent Garden, the gallery has now been firmly established for the last 20 years in Motcomb Street in the heart of Belgravia, where it hosts an eclectic program of exhibitions and exclusive events. Located in a friendly street, with upmarket cafes, bars, and local artisan shops, it is just a few minutes from Harrods, elegant townhouses and embassies. It sits on two floors, with a leafy back garden exhibiting exotic bronze sculptures.

The gallery director, Geoffrey Hughes, is a recognized figure in the world of arts art as well as being well known in racing circles. These mutual passions have formed the gallery’s signature partnership of Art & Equine. He understood that the gallery needed to develop a distinctive personality to make it’s mark as well as ensuring the quality of the work. Today the Osborne Studio Gallery is recognized as the most important source of equestrian painting.

The gallery’s three most successful artists are consumed by horses and their love of horse racing, its atmosphere and the beauty of thoroughbreds in motion. Hubert de Watrigant, Katie O’Sullivan and Mao Wen Biao are collected by the Royal Family, the Rothchilds, Niarchos and Wildenstein families, as well as

Racing aficionados around the world. Hubert de Watrigant is the man behind the signature equine Herme’s silk scarfs, and his annual exhibition of watercolors and oils are sell-outs.

This year the gallery launches a film on Chinese painter Mao Wen Biao. This short documentary, by director Arman Naji, features the artist’s landmark large-scale murals at The Ritz, Holland Park, and Royal Automobile Club.


Hrvoje-Dumančić, The-Saddle, Bronze


The style of paintings which The Osborne Studio Gallery exhibits is representative of its clients varied interests in high-quality equestrian work.  Whilst not sold as an investment these purchases very often become highly sought as these artists grow in international stature.  Geoffrey Hughes, ever discreet, has won the confidence of serious collectors, owners, breeders of horses, leading businessmen, as well as lovers of original art, hoping to possess an evocative impression of a favorite place or situation.  Geoffrey Hughes sells art that will stand the test of time.



The gallery has long standing relationships, spanning over two decades with some of the world’s leading racing clubs and collectors and has enjoyed the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at worldwide events. However, their fast-growing Middle Eastern, Chinese and Scandinavian clientele now have the additional ability to browse and purchase artwork from the comfort of their own home. Their newly established E-Commerce site has already proven popular and is a tremendous adjunct to the gallery’s business opening up global potential.  The gallery’s chic, minimal online platform allows collectors to view their collection as well as updating them on current equine events, news, and lifestyle.

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Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

  1. Wonderful site a pleasure to visit. Do you offer opinions or able to decifer artist signatures of Equestrian drawings?

    Many thanks

  2. hello – i paint different horses , the free spirit of wild horses, neo expressionism + action painting , web page below…unschooled in art , no barriers… cheers, e
    instagram: eduardo navarro q

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