Manitou Galleries is proud to present Spirit of the Horse featuring new works by Ethelinda.
Born in Hawaii, a fourth generation descendant of an Island family, Ethelinda has always painted, first sketching the characters of the books of her youth. Using strong brushwork and vibrant colors, Ethelinda creates her signature, grand oil paintings of beautiful horses, sensual still lifes, and mysterious Native American portraits. Horses seem ready to gallop off the canvas in her equine compositions, with wild manes flowing in the wind. Her stately portraits of Native Americans are meticulously researched to ensure accurate representation of dress and beadwork.
Ethelinda's artistic philosophy is to paint things that aren’t seen elsewhere in a manner they are not painted elsewhere. Charlotte Berny, in Focus/Santa Fe Magazine writes, "Ethelinda’s vision transforms her subjects. She begins with things that are real – horses, Indians, fruits, flowers – and then through some alchemy, recreates them as grander versions of themselves."
Show will be on exhibit for two weeks. The opening will be the same evening is the West Palace Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk.