Windsor Announces Renowned Painter Susan Easton Burns as 2018 Windsor Charity Polo Cup Artist
Windsor today revealed acclaimed painter Susan Easton Burns will design the 2018 Charity Polo Cup commemorative poster. As the official artist of the biennial charity event, Easton Burns will create a piece of artwork that embodies the competitive nature of the sport and the sophistication of the Windsor event. Easton Burns’ admiration for horses from an early age coupled with her masterful skill in acrylic paint will result in a poster depicting the true elegance of the sport and its fundemental connection to the Windsor community. The poster will be available for sale at the February 17, 2018 event as well as online, and the original piece will be auctioned off during the event’s luncheon.
The partnership between Windsor and Easton Burns was a natural fit given Easton Burns’ recent endeavor as the 2014 Kentucky Derby artist. Proceeds from the Windsor Charity Polo Cup will provide support to individuals and their families who are struggling with an Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diagnosis and to help fund research to find a cure. Funds raised will be distributed equally to the national organization, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and locally to the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.
“What an honor it is to be asked to create a piece of art for the Windsor Charity Polo Cup,” says Susan Easton Burns, Official 2018 Windsor Charity Polo Cup Artist. “I am fortunate to be part of such a symbolic event that not only unites humans with nature, but also supports the worthy causes of both The Michael J. Fox Foundation and local Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County.”
Susan Easton Burns is one of today’s most accomplished equestrian artists, portraying an intimacy of nature in her artwork that is recognizable among the horse world. Growing up in a rural town surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms outside of Niagara Falls, New York, a love of both art and horses defined Easton Burns’ childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education with a minor in Painting and Ceramics from Buffalo State University, as well as studied under world-renowned artists Suzanne Phalen, Stephen Clippinger, Irving Shapiro, Don Bulucos and Sandi Grow Murray. After relocating to the Atlanta area in the mid 1980’s, she taught for several years at the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Portfolio Center where she learned that staying connected to young artists and making contributions to the community are rewards themselves. With a fascination of horses, Easton Burns utilizes human attributes of excitement, power, sadness, curiousness, fear, anger and kindness in her paintings to connect the beauty of nature with humanity.
For more information on Susan Easton Burns, visit susaneastonburns.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.
About the Windsor Charity Polo Cup
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. The 2018 event will feature an exciting roster of top-level international players, including Malcolm Borwick and Lucas Criado. Other interactive and entertaining events and exhibitions are planned, including two VIP hospitality areas, an elegant luncheon, a luxury car concours, specialty retail village and a themed tailgate competition. Proceeds of the 2018 event will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County. For the latest details on the 2018 Windsor Charity Polo Cup, visit windsorcharitypolocup.com.