Local Gesture Drawing Artist Angela Stevens

Local Gesture Drawing Artist Angela Stevens

For all the hype, anticipation and excitement, a single horse race lasts only several minutes, the same amount of time it takes to complete a gesture drawing.

Gesture drawing captures a subject in motion – the exertion of muscles, the effects of twisting on the body and the natural range of motion in the joints – over a short period of time. The drawing expresses the subject’s essential emotion, such as the excitement of a horse race.

Like you, local gesture drawing artist Angela Stevens loves the excitement of horse racing. From the grandstand of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, the California horse racing track ‘where the turf meets the surf,’ her hand follows her eyes in a loose sketch. The marks are quick and deliberate. She senses excitement on the track and in the stands and sums it up with a few marks, like you might describe the scene in several words. Each mark is significant because time is so limited.

Angela illustrated your horse racing stories for Mayor’s new A Day at the Races button-downs. Angela’s wearable artwork radiates the essence of horse racing wherever you wear it. 

In a series of hand-sketched gesture drawings completed with digital watercolor brush strokes, Angela chose a loose illustration style for the vibrant blue & red and light pink & blue horse racing motifs you love so the seamless pattern is given drama and movement to release the emotions of your story with unparalleled detail, as if you are there, in the story: 

Roaming steeplechases on rural farms with every college student in the state. Gambling at your local track with the sharp players who taught you to watch the tote board, bet late & heavy. Finally witnessing your favorite leg of the Triple Crown in-person after watching it on TV for years.

Mayor’s A Day at the Races Button-Down in Blue & Red 

 

Mayor’s A Day at the Races Button-Down in Light Pink & Blue

 

Share how much you love Angela's artwork in the comments below!

 



35 Responses

kyle
kyle

June 11, 2020

I am a fan. One of the best patterns. 

Mike
Mike

June 11, 2020

Love this pattern

allan
allan

June 11, 2020

bold colors; great print

Pat
Pat

June 11, 2020

I like the colors and the patterns. It reminds me of keeneland and Churchill downs

Paul
Paul

June 10, 2020

Love this 💜

Lindi
Lindi

June 10, 2020

Wow!

Mickey
Mickey

June 10, 2020

Brilliant!

Ann
Ann

June 10, 2020

Ahh this is so good!

Alex M
Alex M

June 01, 2020

Beautiful work! I love the colour palette :o)

Jen
Jen

June 01, 2020

Oooh!!! I love the retro feel of your fab illustrations & color palette Angela!!

Heather
Heather

June 01, 2020

so lovely

lynn
lynn

June 01, 2020

Wonderful design, Angela!

Amy A
Amy A

June 01, 2020

So fun, Angela! All the sights and sounds!

Annelie
Annelie

June 01, 2020

Yay for this gorgeous retro design!

Gina
Gina

June 01, 2020

Absolutely charming! Love your illustrations and colorizing and the whole feeling of this!!

Victoria
Victoria

June 01, 2020

Fantastic design, Angela!

Amy
Amy

June 01, 2020

Fantastic as always, Angela! The layout is so cool too!!!

Mia
Mia

June 01, 2020

Great design and wonderful illustrations, Angela!! :D

Susan
Susan

June 01, 2020

So lovely!!

Otto
Otto

June 01, 2020

Love these loose illustrations with spots of color!

Debby
Debby

June 01, 2020

Love the gestural drawings and limited palette! :-)

Vannina
Vannina

June 01, 2020

So clever and elegant design!

Tina
Tina

June 01, 2020

Very lovely!

Jane
Jane

June 01, 2020

Nice interpretation – so different! And a fantastic color scheme!

Morgan
Morgan

June 01, 2020

Great movement in your lines!

Lia
Lia

June 01, 2020

Great movement, nice interpretation, so different and interesting !

Vee
Vee

June 01, 2020

Really unique! The simple white lines on dark grey give the design an interesting chalkboard effect, adding to the sense that the artist sketched out the drawing quickly while watching the horse race! Very cool.

Virginia
Virginia

June 01, 2020

I love gestural drawings! Great movement.

alex
alex

June 01, 2020

Very fun idea and gorgeous design.

Rhonda
Rhonda

June 01, 2020

The sketchy style of your illustration adds to the drama and excitement of the action in your design, Angela!

Stephanie
Stephanie

June 01, 2020

This is just amazing!!! I love your style

Julie
Julie

June 01, 2020

A very striking design! So stylish!

Amy
Amy

June 01, 2020

The fabrics look great together and printed out beautifully!

Sharon
Sharon

June 01, 2020

so great ~ so stylish! xxx

Su G
Su G

June 01, 2020

Looks terrific in that button-down! (The light colored railings are beautifully positioned too!) So appropriate for the Kentucky Derby!! Bet you get lots of good comments!

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