Category / Medium: Paintings / Drawings - Acrylic
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A chance meeting with a lost stallion on an Arizona highway set in motion my lifetime obsession with painting horses. Later I added a rider to these horses. More recently I have focused my attention on horse portraits. The riders have become self portraits and a search for unity between horse and man.
I am fascinated with the shape of the horse, especially the head. I change the shape of the head, sometimes lengthening it, sometime shortening it. I like to paint them life size or almost life size. I can abstract it, elongate it, shorten it. Painting the horses on paper allows me to be more spontaneous and expressive and make them more abstract. I can always go back to the horse, he never disappoints me.