The gas and Electricity Company, Seeboard, has helped young artist, Brett Lohn, set up in business as an equine artist.

The company provided him with a loan of £3,000 via The Prince’s Trust. Brett, 28, who is based in Epsom, Surrey, has already had a number of commissions.

He says: “That loan was vital to me. It helped meet materials and transport costs and provided a camera.”

Brett offers a specialist service, visiting clients’ horses to study their colour and conformation, sketching and taking notes and photographs.

Since launching his business, Brett exhibited his work at shows and has permanent displays at equestrian outfitters.

Commissions start from £125.Brett can be contacted on (tel:01372 375900 or 07941 189003).