An Arizona postcard inspired me to create a painting of a horse in lightning. When I created the painting, I studied how the lightening traveled. I was reminded of physics classes which taught me that lightning always seeks the ground. Without a preconceived idea of what horse shape to draw, I drew each bolt as if it was real lightning crackling across the paper. What resulted was the haunting shape of a horse with its head held high as if fighting the earthly tethers that momentarily held it captive. Some people see other images in the lightning, such as a Native dancer, a wizard, a sasquatch, and even a whale.
KIM McELROY is renowned for her equine art. For over two decades her pastels have graced popular greeting cards and collectibles, pastel originals and fine art prints. Her visions of horses portray the power and beauty of the horse's form and offer us a timeless glimpse of its soul. Kim has an intuitive understanding of the sentience of horses. The horse is her muse, and she is always seeking new ways of expressing elements of the horse’s spirit in a quest to awaken humanity to their healing gifts.
In the over two decades Kim has been professionally painting horses, her artwork has received numerous awards, and has been published as popular collectibles and greeting cards. In addition to her own compositions, she has painted...
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