"When we awaken the sleeping lion of potential, it will spring forth with a mighty, joyful roar".
"King of the Beasts", the lion has always been a symbol of great strength and courage.
"Aslan" is the turkish word for "lion", and the name of the lead character in the Narnia stories by C.S. Lewis.
Inspired by monumental bronze sculptures in Greece and Italy, "White Horse" conjures up visions of mythology and ancient legends.
To some it may be a faint memory of a beautiful summer night's dream and riding on the wind.
To others, it is perhaps a vision of Revelation and the white horse and rider of the apocalypse...
Egret and Heron
The White Egret and Great Blue Heron live and nest in coastal areas and along lakes and streams in North and South America.
On a recent trip to Florida, I was impressed with the grace and beauty of these magnificent "wading birds" and painted the pair in "design style" with oils on canvas.