The Goddess Within


Lansdowne, Australia

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Oils on stretched canvas 1.02 m x1.02m 2004
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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

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