Flower + Hewes is pleased to present the stunning photographic work of Julie Betts Testwuide, where she uses the pastoral backdrop of rural France to frame her most sought after subjects: The regions famed wild horses and the spirit of grace and freedom that they embody.
Testwuide’s latest photographs celebrate the strength, line, power, beauty, and essence of the horse, using natural light and muted backgrounds that draw the viewer close to the animal that she adores. Julie’s clients often ask when they view her work, “Is it a photograph or a painting?” Aiming for a dreamy, ethereal look in her work, Julie was described in the New York Times, "Testwuide uses several techniques that make her photographs look like paintings by Monet or Pissarro.”
Julie uses her tools to create limited edition prints in very large, commanding sizes. Her latest body of work includes horses from around the world as well as in her own backyard, where she owns Icelandic horses. A passionate horse lover, Julie has the talent to capture equine beauty and spirit in dramatic light, finding their curved lines and expressing their power and sensuality. Her beach landscapes that include a lone horse in the sand and water, are evocative of places where you have been or desire to go to. She creates scenes that are inviting landscapes, which are timeless and focus on simple beauty.
Julie Betts Testwuide has exhibited her artwork in galleries worldwide and is included in many private and public collections.