Rosa Bonheur, French Equestrian painter from the mid-1800's said, "If we don't always understand animals, they always understand us."
Given she was from a period in time when woman professionals were not taken seriously nor
accepted into the art leagues and guilds, she is quoted saying, "Art is a tyrant. It demands heart,
brain, soul, body. The entireness of the votary. Nothing less will win its highest favor.
I wed art. It is my husband, my world, my life dream, the air I breathe.
I know nothing else, feel nothing else, think nothing else."
"Mustang" - oil on canvas, 60" X 48", 2021
|First Day - "Mustang", oil on canvas|
In the studio, "Mustang" in process, 2021
2nd day progress - oil on canvas