Olva Stewart Pharo, artist




portraits Portraits in PrismaColor Pencil by Olva Stewart Pharo


Specializing in portraits of horses, dogs, cats, cattle and an occasional owner/rider.
Unique portraits are available in graphite pencil (black & white), colored pencil and bronze sculpture.

Now accepting a limited number of commissions in 2023-2024.

Click here for information about ordering a portrait.
Includes pricing and terms.


Pencil Portraits:

All pencil portraits are drawn on acid-free paper.

Black & white portraits are drawn with graphite pencil on pure white Strathemore Bristol drawing paper. Pencil sketches start at $300.00.

Colored Pencil portraits are drawn with PrismaColor pencils on various colors of acid-free artist papers. Prices start at $650.00.

Scroll down to see examples of PrismaColor pencil portraits of horses.




SAMPLES OF COLORED PENCIL PORTRAITS


Lucille's Horses

"Melody & Her Foals"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by
Lucille Kearney, Sugar Land, TX
Zip Two Dust

"Zip Two Dust"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 8" x 12"
Appaloosa Dressage
Gelding

Two Dancers

"Two Dancers"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 24"
Owner: Georgia Griffith,
Encinitas, CA



Elliot & Noble

"Elliot" & "Noble Star"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 24"
Commissioned by
Kristy McKetta Limon,
Excel Equestrian, Magnolia, TX

Sunny

"Sunny"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 24"
Commissioned Portrait

Chnace&Count

"Chance & Count"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by Nicki Atkinson, Conroe, TX
Click here to see photograph of actual horses.


Sneakers

"One Bold Glance"
(Sneakers)

Connemara/TB Cross Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 12"
Portrait commissioned by owner: LTC Joanna E. Gale

Primo

"Primanet"
Hannoverian Gelding
Champion Dressage Horse
In private collection
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 9" x 12"

Casino

"Casino II"
Argentinian Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 12"
Commissioned by owner: Ruth Hawk

WatchClosely

"Sonny"
AQHA Gelding, Retired Polo Pony
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 24"
Commissioned by
Victoria Hunton, Hunton Ranch, Thompsons, TX


Dun Gotta Gun

"Dun Gotta Gun"
Champion Reining Stallion
owned by Jerry Kimmel
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 9" x 12"
Commissioned by Colleen McQuay, McQuay Stables, Tioga, TX

Freya

"Freya"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 9" x 12"
Owner: Beth von Bretch

Buck

"Buck"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 12" x 82"
In private collection



Milo

"Milo"
Friesian Competitive Driving Stallion
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by owner: Linda Dorsett
Treasurer, South Central Friesian Horse Association

Belgians

"Belgian Yearlings at Play"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 12"
Owners: Chris & Shane George,
Show Sports Stables, Magnolia, TX
Joost

"Vaudeville"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 30"
Commissioned by owner: L A Mayfield, Sovereign Farm, Humble, TX



Tommy

"Talk About Me"
Warmblood Cross Hunter Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 12" x 18"
Commissioned by Ruth Hawk, Houston, TX
Click here to see photograph of actual horse.
WatchClosely

"Watch Closely"
Welsh Cross Hunter Gelding
Commissioned PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 12" x 18"
Commissioned by Ruth Hawk, Houston, TX
Click here to see photograph of actual horse.
 

Red Chief

Medicine Hat Paint I call
"Red Chief's Ransom"
Reference photo taken at GSEC, 2004
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 12" x 18"
In Artist's Collection
Scintillating

"Scintillating"
APHA Mare
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 12" x 18"
Commissioned by owner

Astro

"Astro"
AQHA Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by owner: Denise Schatten
 

rennie

"Renaissance"
Thoroughbred Hunter Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by Alexandra Dillard

gigong

"Gigong"
Elite Hanoverian Stallion
and Dressage Champion
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 20" x 18"
Owner: Sue Stone

Domingo

"Domingo"
Hanoverian Dressage Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 9" x 12"
In Private Collection



Walking

Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 24" x 18"
Commissioned by owner, in private collection.
Count

"Shakespeare's Court"
Thoroughbred Hunter Gelding
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 36" x 24"
Commissioned by owner:
Wendy Shaw
Happy

"Happy Heritage"
Saddlebred Show Horse
Commissioned PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 24"
In private collection


Celaro

"Pasture Pals"
AQHA Geldings
Example of a PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
with full background
size: 24" x 18"
In Private Collection



Klimt

"Klimt Horse"
PrismaColor Pencil Portrait
size: 18" x 12"
Portrait created in the style of Gustav Klimt
with decorative background
Would you like a portrait like this?
portraits@texhorseman.com


CLICK ON THE LINES BELOW TO SEE EXAMPLES OF PENCIL PORTRAITS:
Graphite (black & white) pencil portraits of horses.
Portraits of horses with their owners/riders.
Portraits of dogs, cats and cattle.
Original pencil drawings for sale.

SCULPTURAL PORTRAITS:
Click here to see sculptural portraits in bronze.
Limited edition bronze sculptures for sale.

Mini Portrait


  *"Horses of a Different Color" Portraits:
  Customized Breyer Horses painted to your horse's likeness!
"Horses of a Different Color" Portraits.

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Accepting credit cards through PayPal only.
For more information:
Text/call Olva at: 281-373-9304
E-mail: portraits@texhorseman.com.

All artwork is copyrighted by
Olva Stewart Pharo, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.



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Last update: 13 October, 2023