Saratoga Springs, New York - Renowned artist Susan Sommer-Luarca of Springfield, Missouri, spent Travers afternoon putting the finishing touches on a painting titled “Travers” in the paddock area prior to the 138th running of the historic horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 25.
The truly amazing thing about the painting is that it depicts Bongo Racing Stable’s Sun Boat (GB), as he wins the San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar, super-imposed on a backdrop of the Saratoga grandstand - artistic license at its finest!
The spectacular ”larger than life” painting can be purchased for $20,000 plus a $5,000 donation to the Disabled Jockey’s Fund.
Ms. Sommer-Luarca is known globaly for her nature murals, especially the ones commissioned by the Bass Pro Shops across the United States. She has provided official paintings for the PGA Tour and will be an official Olympic artist for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.