Olva Stewart Pharo, artist

 Portraits in

 also dogs and cats and
 some human companions

Scroll down this page to see examples
of unique sculptural portraits in bronze
of horses, dogs and cats.

Now accepting a limited number of commissions for delivery in 2024.

Allow a minimum of 6-8 months for completion of a unique bronze portrait.

Text Olva at: 281-373-9304 or email to discuss a bronze portrait.
See page on prices and ordering for more information.

Click here to see Limited Edition Bronzes for sale.
Click here to see Horse and Rider Bronzes for example.
Click here to see Limited Edition Resin Castings for sale.
Click here to see Works in Progress.
Click here to see Pencil Originals for sale.
Click here to see The Art of Bronze Casting.
Click here for information about Pricing and Scheduling for a bronze portrait.


2 Horses & One Dog
Hand Painted Portrait Bronze

2 Horses & 1 Dog Arabian, a Saddlebred & a Sheltie

Saddlebred Arabian, a Saddlebred & a Sheltie

Bronze Portrait of an
Arabian & an American Saddlebred
Show Horses & Family Dog
Commissioned portraits, bronze hand painted
to match their natural colors.
In private collection


Madoc All Dun Welsh Cobb

Champion Welsh Cobb Mare
Owner: Julie Madriguera
Madoc All Dun Welsh Cobb

Commissioned Portrait
Bronze Owner:
Michele & Gage Miles
Madoc All Dun Left Side View

Special Dappled Dun Patina,
10.5" x 11" mounted on
black marble base

Read about MADOC ALL DUN in the May, 2016,
Lone Star Horse Report.
"In English, A Belle Named Chyme"


Candid Right

CANDID, Champion International Derby Hunter
Candid Bronze

Bronze 10" long x
10.5" tall
Candid Bronze  Portrait

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
Owner: Jennifer Alfano


Jersey Boy Right

JERSEY BOY, Champion International Derby Hunter
Jersey Boy Bronze

Bronze 11" long x
10.5" tall
Jersey Boy Portrait

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
Owner: SBS Farms

Champion Hunter Sire

Shine Right

SHINE, Champion Hunter
Breeding Stallion
Bronze 12" x 9"
mounted on granite
and walnut base
Shine Close Up

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
Owner: Vicki Hunton,
Olde Oaks Farm, Inc.

AQHA Mare by Rugged Lark

Lark Right

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
10" tall x 11-3/4" long,
mounted on granite
Lark Left

Commissioned by owner:
Lila Jordan, Houston, TX

Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding and Foxhunter

Spirit Rearing Back
"Spirit At Play"
Commissioned by owner:
Gildy Babiera, Houston, TX

12" tall without base.
Mounted on granite circle on walnut box.




"Spirit On the Hunt"
Left: Top view showing typical coop jump found in the hunt field
Center: Side view of bronze, 10" tall x 17" long,
mounted on granite and 3" maple wood box
Commissioned by owner:
Gildy Babiera, Houston, TX

The Swan Princess
Polish Arabian Mare

Click here to see the "real" Tikki.
See clay model.

TIkki Right

8-1/4" tall, 12" long mounted on unique wooden base
Tikki Head Right

Right Detail
Tikki Head Left

Left Detail
Tikki Left

Portrait Commissioned by
Elisabeth Bruheim,
Nordic Lights Farm

TIkki Right

Full Front View
Br Tikki Head Front

Front Detail
 Br Tikki Rear

Tail Detail

Dutch Warmblood Gelding, Champion Dressage Horse

Imposant Right

Imposant Front

Imposant Left

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
13" tall x 15-1/2" long x 8" wide
Mounted on green marble and maple wood base.
Patina worked to match horse's color
Commissioned portrait in private collection

Christmas Decorations

Decorated for Christmas.

Friesian Stallion, Competitve Driving Horse

Milo Right

Milo Left

17" tall x 21" long x 9-1/2" wide
Mounted on black marble and maple wood base,
Commissioned by Linda Dorsett, Icon Ranch, Athens, TX

Oldenburg Gelding, Canaan Ranch's Dressage Champion
Winner of the 2003 Equine Vision Award of Excellence for Sculpture.
Chosen by Equine Vision Magazine (now Horses in Art Magazine) from the
Equine Art Guild Online Gallery Exhibit.

Gucci Right

Gucci Front

Gucci Left

11-1/2" tall x 10" long x 4" wide
Mounted on green marble block
Commissioned by Canaan Ranch

Irish Hunter Gelding Bronze Portrait Head

Pintus Front

Pintus Left Side

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
9" x 9" x 2", mounted on round walnut base
In private collection

As seen in HORSE ILLUSTRATED, May, 2000
(See page 127 of HI for photo above
in article on equine portraits.)

Heaven Bound
Appendix Quarter Horse Gelding, Show Jumper

Heaven Bound

11-1/2" tall with self base, mounted on green marble
Commissioned Bronze Portrait in private collection

Madoc, Duke of York
Welsh Cob Gelding, Champion Dressage Horse


Commissioned Bronze Portrait
10" tall, mounted on green marble and wooden base
Commissioned by owner: Alyce Rowland


White Male Standard Poodle


3/4" Lifesize Painted Bronze Commissioned Portrait.
3" black marble base
Commissioned by owner

Male Labrador Retreiver

Job Right

Job Front

Commissioned Bronze Portrait
3/4 lifesize with black patina and realistic painted brown eyes.
Mounted on 3" black marble base
Commissioned by owner.
Job Left


Beloved Long Haired Gray Tabby
Life size without a base.
Rhubarb sits on the floor next to the hearth as always.

Rhubarb Right Side

Rhubarb CloseUp

Rhubarb the Cat Left

Life Size Bronze Portrait
Commissioned by owner

All of Mrs. Pharo's bronzes are cast
and finished by the creative artisans at
Art Foundry Capinio in Houston, Texas.
The beautiful patinas on the bronzes are created
by Mike Carpino, owner of Art Foundry Carpino.

Click here for information about pricing
and scheduling for a bronze portrait.
For more information about sculptural portraits
contact Olva Stewart Pharo at: 281-373-9304
or by email at: portraits@texhorseman.com

All artwork on this page is original and is copyrighted by
Olva Stewart Pharo, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.

Sculptures Trophies Horses of a Different Color Assorted Giftware Original Artworks Portraits Prints Note Cards

On the Road About the Artist


For more things of interest to horse people:

Texas Horseman's Directory

Last update: 9 February, 2024