About Kim

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, but more than that, they offer us a timeless glimpse of its soul. Kim is also a gifted writer, and 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.

Kim’s art has been gifted and commissioned by famous people such as President Ronald Reagan and the Royal family of Kuwait, but her most cherished accolades are the daily responses her work inspires in those who love it.

Kim lives at SkyeLandeSea farm with her husband Rod, horses both big and miniature, and a menagerie of creatures in Kingston, Washington.

ESSAY: Why I Create Horse Paintings


Enjoy this 90-minute video featuring Kim’s studio and farm sanctuary discussing her art and why #Humanity Needs the Horses.

#HumanityNeedsTheHorses was a project by Equine Leadership Magazine (EL) in June 2020 featuring interviews between Lynda Watson (EL) authors. Lynda interviewed them from the field discussing how they were working with the horse-human connection, how their herd lives as close to nature as possible, and their work with horses & humans as well as touching in on the Bigger Picture, which is “What can the equine model of living teach humanity?”

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