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Moscow Flyer  by Stephen Smith.


Moscow Flyer by Stephen Smith.

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Stephen Smith

His definitive and deliberate style is very popular with clients wanting a portrait or action oil painting of a particular horse. Not only is Stephen's style sought after in the UK and Ireland but commissions have arrived from U.S.A. and Japan. He has three originals hanging in the reception at Coolmore (IRE) and other clients include Mick Kinane (2), Derek Thompson (2), Kieren Fallon, Jamie Spencer, Richard Hills, Timmy Hyde and Aidan O'Brien.

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