Napayshni – (nah-PAY-shnee) is a Sioux name meaning “courageous and strong.”

This is the first in a series. I plan to paint more animal images with Native American influences. Most of my inspiration for this piece came from Western movies and Native American music. The two movies that really had an impact on me growing up were “Little Big Man” with Dustin Hoffman and “Jeremiah Johnson” with Robert Redford.

This painting was created using Painter and Photoshop. The final image is 24×30 and 300 dpi.


horse, american, world, sun, war, indian, native, spirit, south, west, pony, cultural, southwest


  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    A beautiful image!!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    stunning creation,,
    please check out..
    Spirit of the Native American group

  • Excellent group! I’m new to Imagekind. Slowly, I’m getting the swing of things here. Thanks!

    – Burke Higgins, Jr.

  • Ha! This isn’t Imagekind! See, I told you I’m a newbee! I’ll get my bearings sooner or later.

    – Burke Higgins, Jr.

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 5 years ago

    Very creative!

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 5 years ago

    wow….i love this….and looking forward to more of your native american art…..

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 5 years ago

    Beautiful and powerful image!! New fav!!

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the beauty, grace and power this piece holds. Your details are excellent. I especially love the sun and the painted hand on your horse. Wonderful work!!!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    Congratulations, your image has been …

  • Thanks so much! This painting was created as a gift for my Father. He will love the fact that it is Featured. I’m pretty excited myself!

    – Burke Higgins, Jr.

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    many congrats on your feature,dawn

  • Thanks! I’m about to upgrade from Corel Painter 10 to 11. Now I’m really inspired to start the next painting!

    – Burke Higgins, Jr.

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 5 years ago

    Astounding vibe!!!!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    i cant wait to see all new art,dawn

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