“Begoña Lathbury paints contemporary equine subjects in acrylic and oil. She was born in London, UK, in 1961 and has lived in the UK, the Balearic Islands, Madrid, Asturias (Spain), and Washington, DC. Currently she lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. She studied art at the Corcoran School, the Washington Studio School, and the Art League. As a young child, she drew horses obsessively.
In Spain, she competed in showjumping and dressage competitions. She has a degree in biology and was a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. The daughter of an oil painter and grandchild of a classical composer, Begoña honed her artistic eye while raising two children and working as a computer marketing manager. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, she produced assemblage sculpture that addressed issues of femininity and digital voyeurism. Along the way, she rediscovered the joy of drawing and painting horses.
Her current work is informed less by actual horses than by mythological steeds and the human quest for spiritual transcendence.”