CAROL MOLYNEAUX foxrunworks.com
“The more I learn about people,
the more I like my dog.”
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures;
they give unconditional love.
For me, they are the role model
for being alive."
"Be the person your dog
thinks you are."
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you
more than he loves himself."
"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault really."
"Dogs are not our whole life,
but they make our lives whole."
Rodger A. Caras
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
"Everything I know, I learned from dogs."
"Once when I had remarked on the affection quote often
found between cat and dog, my friend replied, 'Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.'"
"I've seen a long in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of
amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically
dogs think humans are nuts."
"When your children are teenagers, it's important
to have a dog so that someone in the house
is happy to see you."
“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods;
they have not forgotten this.”
“Time spent with a cat is never wasted.”
“I have lived with several Zen masters --
all of them cats.”
“There are no ordinary cats.”
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
“Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause the most inconvenience.”
“Dogs have their day but cats have 365.”
Lilian Jackson Braun
"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event, it's a thing I need."
"Riding: The art of keeping a horse
between you and the ground."
"Horse sense is the thing a horse has
which keeps it from betting on people."
"Riding is simple. . . it's just not easy."
"The horse knows. If you know, he knows.
He also knows if you don't know."
"Horses are predictably unpredictable."
"If you can lead it to water and force it
to drink, it isn't a horse."
“A horse’s behavior will be
in direct proportion to the number
of people watching.”
"Be wary of a horse with a sense of humor."
"Riding becomes a break from reality,
a time when I know why I am."
Gawani Pony Boy
"I think jumping is the biggest thrill of all.
It's the closest thing to flying. Nothing feels better than galloping down to a big jump and having a horse take flight.
It's like being superhuman."
I have always been drawn to and captivated by the beauty of the natural world and have sought subject matter and mediums that have allowed me to explore these themes. Creating pastel animal portraits and bringing these beloved family members to light is immensely satisfying, especially knowing how important these life partners are or have been.
I once wondered what it was that drew me to detail in my work, and it occurred to me that at a very young age, my blind father would ask me, “What do you see Carol Ann?". I learned to look and see, to discover details beyond a cursory glance.
After years of working as a graphic designer, I realized I needed to align myself more with the natural world. When I asked myself, “What do you really want to do,?” an inner voice said, “draw horses” (this may have been my 12-year-old voice). So, one portrait led to another and then to another...
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