This collection of images graphically visualizes certain qualities as beautifully embodied by the equine spirit. Using only the horse’s pose and expression, dramatic “rim” lighting and a minimalist approach, CJ Shelton explores the essence of such elusive and archetypal characteristics as grace, courage, hope, faith and more.
The very first images in this collection were inspired by the amazing stories of three champion racehorses: Secretariat, American Pharoah and Danzig Moon who all demonstrated what it takes to be a true hero. Each of these horses was literally touched by grace. It is to their spirits that this series is dedicated because “you’ll never know how far you can go unless you run …” (quote from the movie Secretariat)
New images will be added to The Grace Collection as CJ Shelton’s ongoing love affair with horses continues. She has returned to these splendid creatures again and again throughout her career in art as symbolizing the ultimate in spirit, freedom and beauty.
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