Women in Racing member Naomi Tukker has been accepted into the Excellence of Youth 2016 Art Exhibition, a bi-annual charity art exhibition showcasing talented young artists under 30. Tukker has recently been featured in the EOY 2016 countdown blog;
A very topical post this weekend for our headline sponsor Weatherbys Hamilton with the start of the European Yearling Sales calendar at Arqana in Deauville - EOY 2016 artist Naomi Tukker not only has a great eye for her favourite subject, the thoroughbred and horseracing, but she also has a great feel for them under the saddle. Naomi has been riding out for international sales consignor and pre-trainer Malcolm Bastard for over 3 seasons and has been lucky enough to sit up on the likes of Golden Horn and Wings of Desire in the early stages of their development and prep sales horses in Hong Kong under Malcolm's banner in February of this year.
Regularly attending major events in the international bloodstock calendar, her work takes us behind the scenes providing a unique insight into what Naomi describes as, 'the world of horsepower, leather and sweat that makes up horseracing.' At only 23, Naomi's work already shows great artistry and belies a strong commitment to her muse, the thoroughbred. Certainly a name to watch out for with a portfolio of striking imagery including one of the world's greatest thoroughbred stallion, DUBAWI, head of the stallion roster of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's famous breeding operation, Darley Stallions (captured at this summer's prestigious Darley Stallion parade at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket).
Enthralled by animals and dedicated to both fine art photography and her studies (reading Psychology and Media Communication degree at Buckingham University) Naomi is also passionate advocate of the versatility of thoroughbreds in their second careers and was invited to participate in a recent photo shoot with Equine Productions for the ROR Charity (Retraining of Racehorses) at the British Racing School (you can view some of these on her portfolio page). Her talent lies in the ability to seize those rare, vulnerable moments that would otherwise have been left unnoticed. Her work is currently on exhibition in a famous rural horse racing pub, as well as being featured by horseracing social media outlets. As a young and emerging photographer she strives for continuous development and innovation.
To find out more about Naomi Tukker and where she is exhibiting please do visit www.naomitukker.com.