My friend invited me to observe his Belgian draft horses one day, to see if I saw the same thing he did. After spending a few hours with them, I felt these horses in a way I can't explain. There was a certain glowing light about them, sort of a halo centered around their chest. Their soul, perhaps? This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Katherine Taylor

Soul Portrait of a Belgian Draft Horse

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

30" h x 40" w x 2" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Katherine Taylor
Bend, Oregon

Getting to Know Katherine

Katherine draws upon multiple art historical traditions to create her vibrant oil paintings. She began her artistic training in the Old Masters style, but eventually began to integrate Baroque Realism, Classical Naturalism, and Russian Impressionism influences into her work. Katherine’s paintings are luminous articulations of light and shadow through her use of chiaroscuro, the Italian Renaissance technique that uses strong tonal contrasts. “I was very enamored of Caravaggio when I visited Italy,” says Katherine. “I know it's almost a cliché to hear artists say they are painting the light, but it's true, that's what I feel I am trying to capture, a sense of brilliant luminosity coming out of darker places.”