In a joint initiative the Federation of International Polo, Polo & Art and Squinkbox in San Diego, California, the world of polo may have the opportunity to enjoy the art of polo.
Marcelo Decoud, ( an international veteran polo player) Ceo of Polo & Art and Patricio Lloret, Ceo of Squinkbox Printing ,together with FIP (Federation of International Polo) will launch in 2020 a web page with new and renowned artists dedicated to illustrating in their works different scenes of the sport of kings.
The Polo & Art website will feature an online art gallery, where polo lovers will not only appreciate the works of different artists, but also access them through high quality certified collectable limited edition giclee prints.
MELINDA BREWER , ART DIRECTOR OF POLO & ART
The artistic direction of the project is in charge of the renowned polo artist Melinda Brewer.
Melinda has been painting professionally since 1982, recognized as one of Canada’s foremost wildlife artists.Since 1992, Melinda has concentrated on her passion on one of her favorite subjects, equine art, both commissioned portraits and specifically the art of polo. Her paintings have been featured in exhibitions at the Kentucky Derby Museum, the American Academy of Equine Art, and in polo clubs across North America. Her polo pony portraits were featured in an annual exhibition and in the permanent collection of International Polo Club Palm Beach. She is represented in the permanent collection “Horses to Remember” at the National Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame since 2000. Her artwork has been featured in several polo magazines, including Hurlingham, and the USPA Polo Players Edition. She has contributed artwork and sponsorship to the American Polo Horse Association, the Polo Training Foundation as well as the Polo Players Support Group. Her work has been acclaimed and recognized by many polo players and polo enthusiasts as well as renowned art collectors. Her work is appreciated for the sensitive understanding and detail in watercolor portraiture and for capturing the elegance and nuance of polo scenes.
THE POLO STARS PROJECT
Melinda is the author and creator of Polostars® a book published annually since 2002 featuring her polo art and polo pony portraits and biographies. She is currently working on the thirteenth volume in the series. In partnership with the National Museum of Polo she has produced three books, Poloart, a season of polo and art. She is currently working on the fourth book,available in early 2020.
FIP POLO & ART COLLECTION FOR CLUBS AND SPONSORS
The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her angain. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her. Whether commemorating an event and give that innovative and special touch for tournaments prizes or appreciating your valued polo or equestrian sponsors, business, etc. The Polo & Art initiative will assist federations, clubs and horse breeder’s associations in finding that high-quality corporate gift idea. A perfect way to say ‘thank you” in an elegant and innovative way is with a personalized fine art piece.
Also the initiative make available to polo lovers the access for commissioned works requests which allows to create a personalized original artwork from a photograph.
Polo & Art Collection:
Melinda Brewer, Melinda horses, ( the five polo ponies in B&W)
Guzman Garcia Lenguas, a novel artist from Uruguay.