The Goddess Within by louisegreen

Oils on stretched canvas 1.02mx1.02m 2004
Collection of the artist.

This painting represents my interpretation of the Celtic Horse Goddess, Epona – a blending of the feminine within what appears to be a masculine horse, the woman’s silhouette in black combined with the white of the horse, yin & yang. Her hand & hair flow into the mane like tree roots, she is part of the earth, yet also the air – mythical, magical yet also a part of Mother Nature.

Look on top of the mountain – for the snowline is in the shape of a horse lying on its side.

My inspiration for this painting was my love of coloured horses, actually one of my own blue-eyed Paints. No two Paint Horses are alike, each has it’s own unique colour & pattern. Often where the hair colours meet the markings will have an outline which is known as a ‘watermark’. This one is grey – (black blended into white). In Paint Horse terms the above horse would be called a ‘splash white overo.’

This painting won a Highly Commended & two People’s Choice awards.

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Featured in SIMPLY HORSES GROUP – December 2008
Featured in THE DIVINE FEMININE GROUP – May 2009
Top Ten in Elemental Goddess Challenge THE DIVINE FEMINE GROUP – May 2009
Featured in OIL PAINTING GROUP – August 2009
Top Ten in Most Creative Painted Ladies Challenge PAINTED LADIES GROUP – September 2009
Top Ten in Animal Loving Painted Lady Challenge PAINTED LADIES GROUP – Jan 2010
Featured in BEST OF RED BUBBLE – Jan 2010
Best In Show PAINTERS UNIVERSE – 25/04/10
Featured in NEWMAN’S PET TEES & ART GROUP – June 2010

Equine artist working in pastel, oils & acrylics – specialising in the romantic Friesian horse & magical Gypsy Cob. I also like to paint landscapes, unicorns & fantasy. I live on a farm surrounded by native animals & birds, horses, cattle, a few sheep & 3 dogs with my partner based on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Commissions accepted worldwide.

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  • Penny Edwardes
    Penny Edwardesalmost 7 years ago

    Brilliant work yet again! I’m running out of words to describe your talent…..unbeleivable!

  • Thank you, I love this painting, it’s so special & different.

    – louisegreen

  • VickiYeager
    VickiYeageralmost 7 years ago

    I love Epona! You have captured her here! Brillant!

  • Thanks so much Vicki

    – louisegreen

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 7 years ago

    I LOVE how your eye is so keen on stunning compositions that really stand out. I commend you for your incredible talent. If I could afford the luxury of this painting I would move mountains to own it. What a STUNNNNNEEEEEERRRRRR

  • Wow thanks for your comments Tahnja

    – louisegreen

  • LBarberRiley
    LBarberRileyalmost 7 years ago

    Very impressive!

  • Thank you for your comments Laura

    – louisegreen

  • Michelle Boyer
    Michelle Boyerover 6 years ago

    Fantastic work

  • Thanks Michelle & thanks for looking

    – louisegreen

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Wow! Don’t know why, but it reminds me of the film, Equis.

  • Thanks for your comment, haven’t seen the film but will keep an eye out for it.

    – louisegreen

  • Carole Felmy
    Carole Felmyover 6 years ago

    ah it took me a while to see the woman/goddess ’s silhouette ! brilliant work :)

  • Thanks Carole, it was interesting to see when I exhibited this painting about 99% of men saw the woman first! Ha ha

    – louisegreen

    FAIRIEWOMAN1over 6 years ago

    Stunning , strong imagery and powerful design.

  • Hi thanks Helena, I love all your work & really appreciate the comments.

    – louisegreen

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetover 6 years ago

    Fabulous original idea!

  • Hi Mike, lovely to have a guy’s comment here. Enjoy!

    – louisegreen

  • Michelle Wrighton
    Michelle Wrightonover 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork of a gorgeous horse, congrats on the wins!

  • Thanks for your comments Michelle

    – louisegreen

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