The way of the world by horseback is a wonderful experience. Growing up in the beautiful San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington, my love of horses began with a bareback ride on the beach. The horse and I rode deep enough into the water to swim. It was at that moment, when the horse and I were totality in sync with each other, that we became one. I will never forget this profound event. It has greatly influenced the representation of horses in my work.
Developing a close relationship with the painting happens during the creative process. The art and I communicate as I explore chance happenings through experimentation and discovery. Texture embodies the color and captures the energy I feel, guiding me as I venture to unveil the tranquil, graceful and powerful essence of the horse.
Acrylic on Canvas
Carol Spielman grew up on Orcas Island, Washington. She studied at the University of Washington and Montana State University – Billings where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Carol’s early career with Nordstrom’s afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively. Carol and her family have called Billings, MT home for the last 20 years.