Lone Hoof is a Bristol artist and founder of Hoofism.
Each art work is original. Each work must include a pipe-smoking horse. Each is numbered in the order it was finished, and priced one pound more than the last. Lone Hoof #1 sold for one pound in September 2016; Lone Hoof #2 sold soon after for two pounds. Hoofism, right?
Hoofism. I made it up. See my definition.
The basic idea for Hoofism first came to me in 2006. It didn't have a name back then, and it had nothing to do with pipe-smoking horses, but the basic principle of Hoofism had emerged in my mind, wouldn't go away, and squatted there for more than ten years, waiting for its moment of realisation.
Then, one rainy Sunday in 2016, while drawing with my kids at the kitchen table, I decided to finally act upon it. I dusted off the acrylic paints, dug around for some brushes and what happened next was Lone Hoof #1
Since then, the pipe-smoking horse has led me through many creative endeavours, not just the paintings, but numerous social media happenings like the Digital Zombies comic panels, the halloween Gallery of Ghouls and the Hoofy Advent Calendars.
Lone Hoof can also be credited with leading me back to my creative writing notebooks where I am in the process of putting together some children's picture-book manuscripts and illustrations. Watch this space.
But why a pipe-smoking horse? Quite honestly it could have been anything, but on that gloomy Sunday afternoon of 2016 it was the least pretentious thing i could think of.
Original Lone Hoofs will be released when they are ready. I'll let you know on the various social media platforms. Make sure you're in the loop.
Prints may become available at some stage. These will all be fixed price.
Lone Hoof paintings are all original and only available via this website.
I just told you.