Alberta Equine Artist Diane Williams
Paintings and Photography of the Sable Island Horses
A ten day spiritual journey~
To be a photographer- equine painter on Sable Island, 200km from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a remote 42km crescent sand spit is to be detached from the mainstream world. Somewhere around 500 wild Stallions, mares, bachelors and foals inhabit this space. These horses have no predators. These are the Sable Island Horses.
There is nothing more captivating than being in the moment with the wind, sand, grass, ponds, and the wild horses. Spending time sitting in the grass next to them, they invite you into their peaceful world.
The young Stallions, (Bachelors) revel in their pretend play. They have a youthful sense of humor as they attack and wrestle and play with each other necks, manes, tails and legs. They remind me of the grade 9 boys I taught in my Art Classes back in Vancouver, B.C.; a short attention span.
Coming back to civilization I realized how these ten days left strong impressions on me. I am seeking deeper, more truthful connections with my own horses and friends. Mostly in search of a less complicated, graceful way to pursue my journey.
I am truly excited about gathering this beautiful energy to paint landscapes and portraits of the spirit of the Sable Island Horses.
Enjoy the photographic images and the paintings of the Sable Island Horses. Do the horses speak to you with their special energy? Contact me to create the image as a painting or a photograph.
Studio : 403-931-0394. Inquires and questions are most welcome.
See below three of my favorite Sable Island photographs for sale,
created on silver and white metal dibond.
The Sable Island Bachelors in process...
Sable Island Photography
Sable Island Bachelors- high contrast b&w on silver metal dibond- 37x60
Journey - Sable Island -white metal dibond - 23x44
Trust - Stallion & Mare - white metal dibond - 24x38.5
Sable Island Bachelors - silver metal dibond -25x41.5
Sable Island Portraits
Sable Island Foals
Sable Island Bachelors
A friend and I headed out in a rainstorm to find the Bachelors (young Stallions that are too old to hang out with their mom and dad). We found them galloping over a dune and followed them for four hours. Truly they just made us laugh! Mischievious, playful, noisy, silly...