Ripley works with high-resolution digital composite photography to create large-scale portraits. His primary focus is working with Thoroughbred Racehorses, creating a feel of the equine master painters but using modern methods to create works of incredible detail and clarity. Notable works include the portrait of ‘Estimate’ which Ripley created for Queen Elizabeth II in 2016. ‘Estimate’ was owned by the late Queen and won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.
Ripley supports The Household Cavalry Foundation, whose “Duty of Care” includes operational casualties, veterans, serving soldiers and their dependents, and the Cavalry’s four centuries’ heritage and the welfare of their horses. A percentage of profits raised through sales of these portraits go to this worthy cause.