"Longing" pastel by Kim McElroyWhen I was a child, I wanted to be a wild horse. I galloped on my hands and knees. My hair became a long horse’s mane, my expressions conveyed my emotions. I snorted and whinnied to call my herdmates. I painted horses in a similar way. When I drew a horse, I was the horse. […][ Read More → ]


Good Morning
"Good Morning" Prints Available at www.spiritofhorse.com“To see her is to love her, And love but her forever, For Nature made her what she is.” ~ Robert Barns As my friend and I drove into the small town of Dubois, Wyoming, I thought for a moment on the path that had brought me here.  She had invited me to join her […][ Read More → ]


Portrait of President Reagan's Arabian Stallion El Alamein by Kim McElroy Prints and Posters available at www.spiritofhorse.comIn 1981 Jose’ Lopez Portillo, the President of Mexico, presented an inauguration gift to President Ronald Reagan of an Arabian Stallion named El Alamein. Years later, a family friend sent me pictures of President Reagan’s beautiful white stallion, and I hoped to one day paint him. In the fall of 1994, I hired a public […][ Read More → ]


    “Back to Life” I am the beautiful and strong steed that you once rode  I carried you away to grand adventures and back again  Time may have dulled my colors somewhat  The fine jewels of my adornments may have become chipped or lost  But when you recall how it felt to ride me, […][ Read More → ]


This painting is Card 35 from the Way of the Horse Card deck by Linda Kohanov and Kim McElroy.  Books, prints and posters of the artwork can be found at www.spiritofhorse.comWhen I began working on the concepts for a painting of the mare-headed goddess for the Way of the Horse card deck, I knew that this composition was going to be a challenge to me.  How was I to create an image of a mare’s head on a human body and make the image look […][ Read More → ]


"Brother Earth, Sister Sea" is available as Prints and Posters at www.spiritofhorse.comEnter with me into a realm of Insight Remember what it is like To flow together in the collective unconscious In the sea of knowing where all things are possible And where we are all One  Extend your gaze to the far horizons of possibility Where thought becomes form Where molecules and atoms and intentions […][ Read More → ]


~ Two of a Kind ~  Posters and Prints available at www.spiritofhorse.comThere is more to us than meets the eye The many layers of our being are revealed when we see our own reflection The world around us offers endless opportunities With each encounter of another person or animal Each place in the outer world or at home Each moment in solitude or togetherness, We can […][ Read More → ]


Kim and Mystico