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This original acrylic on canvas IS available.

30.000 x 30.000 x 1.750

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Lady has the peaceful dignity of all the horses I have ridden in disabled riding programs, and most of the horses I have encountered in my life. When I am around this kind of presence I feel calm, and peaceful too.

I chose to paint Lady in tones of brown with orange and purple glaze. The original is framed in a shadow box of black painted redwood. This artwork really sets the mood in a room. — Donald Ryker

Donald Ryker has been painting since his teens. He was inspired to begin painting when he discovered he could use a hard hat on his head to direct his brush. He has lived his life with cerebral palsy and was thrilled to find an outlet for his creativity and a way to communicate his love of life, and his message to people that anyone can accomplish things in life if they are creative and persistent; there is always a way to find the positive in life. Ryker's paintings reflect his joy in life, and his desire to connect. His artwork inspires others with his choice of color and ability to draw in his viewer.

As with other creative artists, being unique has led Ryker to develop his own style. He paints luminous vibrant artwork by using bold clear colors, underpainting to bring out the values, and layering glaze in his unique technique that he calls Impasto Glaze. The end result reflects light beautifully and has the quality of stained glass. The viewer will continually find new details to enjoy.