Behind the Lines: John Fitzgerald
John is now established as one of Ireland’s leading equine,
sporting and portrait artist. Born in Co. Meath in 1976, John
still lives and works from his studio in the heart of Meath’s
He has carried out commissions for many leading horse
owners and trainers, and has painted some of our top equine
heroes as well as portraits of leading Jockeys including Lester
Piggot a 20 times champion A.P. Mc Coy. John’s work is now
collected worldwide. In 2013 John was asked to be the Artist in
Residence by the Curragh Racecourse, where he has his own
studio/gallery which is open to the public on race days.
In 2018 John was commissioned to paint one of the world’s
most famous racehorses, Shergar, for a BBC documentary
‘Searching for Shergar’, this was a massive achievement for
John which saw his work reach millions worldwide.