O You Playful Boys!
Diane Williams Art

O You Playful Boys!

36x60", oil on canvas, $4200. Available


I opened my senses to an amazing adventure to Sable Island National Park Reserve, located 300 km offshore of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean.

I had an opportunity to spend 10 days on Sable Island with 500 wild horses. A crescent moon shaped island, 42 km long, 1.5 km wide. The ocean, shorelines, sea lions, horses, and terns can be seen from all points of the Island.

I followed these unruly bachelors on a windy morning. Two young stallions are captured at a morning of play just before they disappeared into the fog.

The bachelors create their own "magic circle". Too old to be with their natural family, they band together. Freely chosen, their job is to play. They engage the creative inner workings of their social herd through play.