Coming in at
I painted this
watercolour for Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Leisure
Centre, located in Puslinch, Ontario. I have been a
supporter of this charity for many years - what they can
do for children with special needs, through riding and
working with their horses, is amazing. I produced a
limited edition series of 100 giclée reproductions, which
they have used as an on-going fundraiser, and as gifts for
their supporters. Each one of these horses is a portrait
of an actual horse or pony, and the same goes for the
three barn cats. The "mother and child" are my
sister Fiona and my daughter Sophie, and the girls leading
the ponies in are all workers or volunteers at the Centre.
The stone house in the background was "moved"
there from its actual location, so the view could face the
"sunrise" in the east and the beautiful old
house could still be included in the painting.