I am hleo – your shelter, defense, and protection
With my four feet I offer you balance
When your two aren’t enough
I will be your leeward shelter
From the storms of life
Even as I lean away from the wind
I am in alignment with all that is.

~ Kim McElroy




“Leeward” was inspired by a horse named Navarre who I met and photographed in 2000 for his portrait. I started this drawing as a demo for an art class I taught, and I never finished it. When I pulled it out of its forgotten drawer, I realized it was time to complete it! I love how the horse is leaning as he banks into a turn, just like a sailboat on the seas.

Framed in a beautiful leather wrapped shadowbox wood frame with leather mats

  • Original, Framed
  • Image size: 15″ x 19″
  • Framed Size: 21.5″ x 25.5″
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33" x 44"

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