Official Artwork by Susan Easton Burns Unveiled for the 2018 Windsor Charity Polo Cup
Windsor is pleased to reveal the Official Windsor Charity Polo Cup Commemorative Poster Artwork by acclaimed artist Susan Easton Burns. The bespoke polo-themed piece includes a colorful abstract equestrian composition in Easton Burns’ unique and moving style.
Entitled “Jingo Lo Ba,” the artwork will be auctioned off at the Windsor Charity Polo Cup with silent bids beginning at the Players Cocktail Reception on Friday, February 16, the evening before the polo match.
“The piece was named from a Carlos Santana performance that I listened to every day while painting,” said Easton Burns. “The song features the natural sounds of the horse’s hooves, and the wave of a thousand-pound animal flying past with precise footsteps.”
Easton Burns has allowed her love and appreciation for equestrian sports define her career as an artist. Since she was a young girl living in upstate New York, she has used the strength and finesse of horses as inspiration for her bold contrasting pieces. Her work to date has gained national recognition and in 2013, she was chosen as the official artist for the 140th Kentucky Derby that took place in 2014.
“Numerous artists submitted their art for consideration, but I was immediately drawn to Susan Easton Burns’ work. It evokes the thunder of hooves, the very spirit of the horse, and captures the beauty of the moment. This particular piece is visually thrilling. Looking at it makes my heart pound,” said Maria Whittle, Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member of the Windsor Charity Polo Cup.
dk Gallery, a leading contemporary fine art gallery, will hold a pop-up gallery in the event’s Specialty Retail Village showcasing a selection of works by the artist available for purchase. A percentage of all sales will also go to the event’s charities. Easton Burns’ paintings are completely original, one-of-a-kind and available in small to large-scale sizes.
Co-chaired by the Hon. Hilary M. Weston and Salvatore Ferragamo, the Windsor Charity Polo Cup is recognized as the premier high-goal charity polo match of the season. Taking place on Saturday, February 17, 2018, on Windsor’s polo grounds, the event will feature a roster of top-level international players.
The biennial event’s purpose is to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, as well as the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.
For the latest details on the Windsor Charity Polo Cup, visit WindsorCharityPoloCup.com.
Windsor (windsorflorida.com) is a private residential community spanning 425 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living.
Windsor provides homeowners privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Members enjoy an 18-hole links-style golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre, full-sized polo field, over four miles of riding trails, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and Gun Club. The Clubhouse, with interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg, is a favorite gathering place much like the Beach Club which features private cabanas, its own restaurant, a pool-side Cabana Bar and 25-metre swimming pool. Windsor is also known for its art gallery featuring a revolving series of world-class exhibitions, and a Town Hall, which serves as a chapel and a venue for weddings, concerts and lectures.