For me, there are few places that exude more calm and quiet wonder than a stable. There is something deeply satisfying and archaic about horses. The filtered light settles as a warm glow on the shifting bodies of the animals and somewhere between seeing and guessing the imagination takes root.
I usually begin my work with quick studies in the stable and field which capture my first impressions and are later developed and explored more deeply.
In the final paintings, I aim to step away from specific animals and people in order to distill more universal qualities of horses. What interests me in particular is the emotional interaction between horses and humans as well as that of horses amongst each other.
I seek to evoke the dreamlike intensity that lingers long after the details of the dream itself have faded.
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