‘Feed me strength’
Confident, determined, in my lane
Full throttle through struggle
Made up my mind
High stakes play
Let me introduce you to my new series ‘Calm’, based on old retired horses. The paintings capture the peace that those horses radiate when they can finally breathe nature again. This series of work reflects my own search for peace of mind.
We tend to leave our old horses on dedicated retirement pastures, as if they have nothing to share with us anymore. But I believe it is in these moments, that they can teach us their most valuable lessons. Their retirement from work gives them the freedom to be horse again.
Suddenly I feel that my overwhelming stress should make place for freedom and rest. It’s not about waiting till our pension to enjoy life.
For true retirement is not the end of the road, but the calmness in our mind.
This series was created for ‘Paard Verzameld’ expo ‘Storytellers’, based on old retired horses of ‘De Paardenkamp’, an equine rest home in Soest, The Netherlands.