The horse is an archetypal symbol which will always find ways to stir up deep and moving ancestral memories in every human being”
~  Paul Mellon


This portrait is of a Friesian horse named Nottingham.  His owner requested that I portray the medieval history of the Friesian breed.  I went a step further, and created a fantasy in which the horse emerges from the past into the present.  In his portrait, I sought to depict the gentle grace and presence of Nottingham, who seemed both ancient and wise.
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Commissioned directly from Kim McElroy

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High-quality, color-matched print by local printmaker.

Inspected, titled and signed by Kim McElroy

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