Wild Horses Inspire Me to Paint!
Wild Horses are my favorite subjects to paint. As an artist, I am inspired to capture the essence wild horses in my series of paintings of these beautiful beasts.
There is something liberating to my soul to witness the power and freedom-loving spirit of a herd of wild horses running free with manes and tails ablaze in the wind.
Similarly, as I watch a Mustang galloping on the plains, a passion for life is ignited in me. I imagine I am that wild horse feeling the joy, power, and excitement through my need for speed and freedom. It is pure ecstasy!
My Love Affair with Wild Horses
I have always loved wild horses. No different than most little girls growing up, I was fascinated by these mystical creatures as I read story after story about wild horses. They had many adventures as they roamed free across the open grasslands of America. I fell deeply in love with them at an early age.
Consequently, over the years, my love of painting these powerful enigmas grew to a kinship in which my soul merged with theirs. I have drawn and painted hundreds of wild horse paintings over the course of my long and happy life.
After decades of drawing and painting wild horses, their beauty and symmetry have become a permanent memory in my mind. I no longer need external reminders of the curves of their neck, the flow of their manes or tails as they soar into the wind. Their magnificence is always ready to flow through my brush onto the canvas. Take a look at my gallery.
Honoring the Magnificence of Wild Horses, the Mustangs
I pay tribute to these exquisite animals in my own special way as I splash paint on the canvas, inviting them to burst through to express their power through my humble brush.
As an artist and writer, I have made feeble attempts to immortalize them in my series of wild horses flying through the infinite skies of the universe through my goddess series where beauty and the beast soar among the stars.
My Art is My Message
Painting subjects I am passionate about is my message. I express my social and spiritual values through my art. Moreover, I want my art to stir deep emotions in people who view my paintings.
What does it mean to you? Does it touch, move, and inspire you? I hope so, as you gaze upon the nebula bursting with color, or study the curves of one of God’s most magnificent creatures. My paintings have a special message just for you. What is it? Don’t be afraid. Allow yourself to feel into the painting. What effect does it have on you?
I Express My Values in My Art
In conclusion, it is important to me that my paintings are more than just a pretty picture hanging on your wall. My paintings of wild horses have a lot of energy, color and movement in them that infuses your home or office with a burst of life. It is my hope and objective that the embedded imagery in each painting communicates something meaningful to you. Check out my gallery
Messages of My Wild Horse Paintings
- BEAUTY – is food for the soul. We need beauty.
- COMMUNITY – inspiring community and the desire for peaceful coexistence
- SOCIAL ORDER – finding our individual places in our human herds
- ORGANIZATION AND STABILITY – understanding what the rules are that empower a higher quality of life for all members of the herd
What You May Not Know About Mustangs
I’ve learned a lot about Mustangs from studying them over my lifetime. With endless fascination, I never tire of studying and painting them.
Some interesting facts about horses you may not know are:
- “Mustang” is from the spanish “mustengo” or wild horse.
- Did you know that horses hate to be alone? They get very stressed and depressed when they are left alone for extended periods of time. It doesn’t even have to be another horse. Cats, dogs, and goats have forged friendships with horses.
- Wild horses are herd animals. Therefore, they need the hierarchy of a social order. They need to know their place in the herd and who the leader is.
- When a young horse breaks the rules of the herd, it risks being rejected and vulnerable to predators. Rejection teaches horses to be submissive and respectful of the herd leaders. Their survival depends upon it.
- The herd protects each member from predators. They have strength in numbers. Believe it or not, the Alpha horse is usually an old mare who is the dominant leader. She leads them to food, water, and shelter from storms. The Alpha male Stallion leads from behind as he follows the herd to protect it from predators creeping up from behind the herd.
- Mustangs have a few predators that include mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, and bears. However, they are not easy prey to catch, since they travel in herds.
Wild Mustangs are mystical blessings in this world to me. I hope my paintings reflect that.
How Can Art Heal the World?
Many global issues concern me and provoke deep reflection that inspires me to express my thoughts and feelings by splashing paint onto the canvas to express my deep emotions. Please visit my blog again to discover what I value and what causes I hope my art brings awareness to in the world.
Hopefully, we can solve some of our more serious problems in my lifetime. I hope my art inspires community and coming together to find collective solutions. Technology has created a global society where we can connect with foreign friends anywhere on our beautiful planet. The solutions already exist. We just need to focus on unifying with each other to become global citizens working together to heal our planet and each other.
Find Out More about the Plight of the Mustang
Learn more about mustangs and the challenges they face today. There are no simple solutions, but if we work together perhaps we can find a way to honor them. Find out more.
My art is my message.
And, this one is to honor my lifelong friend the Mustang.