Ever since I was a child and to this present day I have been inspired by the essence, grace, power, beauty and spirit of the untamed horse. An animal that can be one with the earth, wind, and sky simultaneously ... free to enjoy the power of movement and the moment is a living symbol of the freedom many of us long for. I am compelled to capture on canvas the freedom, power and essential untamed spirit of the horse as homage to such a magnificent animal.

Water color and acrylic paints are my chosen mediums, having a rapid and ephemeral working time - as ephemeral as the passing by of a galloping horse. The paint placed upon a wet canvas flows smoothly allowing for rapid expression.

When viewing a horse as a subject, I visualize the essential gestural lines within the animal that convey its beauty, power, movement and grace. By placing these gestural lines as rapid brush strokes I capture the motion of the horse. When needed I further embellish these strokes as the painting progresses, but always try to retain the initial gestural essence of movement.


Paintings, prints and commissions available upon request. Why not purchase an original painting of your horse for you or your child?

Prices begin at $18 for a matted print and $50 for an original painting . Each print is available in a wide variety of colors, and can be customized to fit your decor.Discount for 10 or more prints. Wholesale prices available.

Contact Deborah Simon at deb_simon@msn.com for availability and price list.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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Deb Simon


  1. Some very nice work displayed here. The descriptions of your technique and vision are remarkably rendered in the posted samples. I'm interested in seeing more of your pieces and will contact you shortly. Jack H.

  2. Wow, Supremacy is very powerful!

  3. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing such great and beautiful thoughts and your art. Peace and good luck,

  4. I studied art many years ago, and I found gesture drawing and painting to be very challenging. To capture the essential motion of a body in time and space, with a few lines or brushstrokes, and transform that essence onto a 2-dimensional plane is not easy, but Deb Simon succeeds in doing just that. She communicates the horse’s strength and power, and also their grace and beauty, in a simple yet striking way. Some artists try to achieve a photographic realism, and I suppose that has its place in art, but Deb Simon’s paintings are fresh, spontaneous, and very much alive.

  5. I own one of Deb's beautiful pieces. Framed in my living room it is commented on by all my guests. Deb's love of beauty in nature flows through her paintings. Each piece has its own story These are not artists renderings. Deb's paintings are works of joy. I hope to acquire another soon!

  6. Very nice work Deb. You have really captured the freedom and power of these beautiful animals.


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