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Be true to yourself and show your colours.... or lack of them!

In a previous blog, I wrote about a love for monochrome, light and shadows, so this will not come as any surprise to most of you that I have been back to my old monochrome ways lately. After all, we should be true to ourselves and do what we love right?

I think for some artists, it can be tempting to paint what they think people want, but buyers and fashion are fickle, so it is best to follow your heart. I enjoy experimenting, but have found little joy lately, so have returned to what I love.

For me, these pictures are all about showing a softness and gentle beauty of my beloved horses. I absolutely love creating them. I hope you like them, but I appreciate they wont be for everyone....

To see more, head over to my instagram @hrequineart


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