Tall Horse


Original Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 40 x 1.75″

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It meant a lot to me to be around horses as a child. There is something about the quiet peacefulness of these huge animals that brings you into their world. I looked forward to any time I could be visiting or riding horses. This image is one of the largest breeds – a Clydesdale. The gentle giant among horses. I wanted to evoke that sense of power and peacefulness these horses have. He has the massive body and height of the Clydesdales, standing with one leg cocked, waiting for what happens next.

—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.


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