THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The white horse bounding and jumping in the Courageous painting is free and powerful, his large hooves lifting high off of the ground to show his true control over every part of himself. Courage takes a sense of care freeness and willpower, and that is precisely what this horse's stance conveys. The white horse has always been symbolic of an abundance of wisdom and honor, and when one is true to oneself, those are the sorts of values that they achieve. It does indeed take courage to live freely and without apology, and the powerful painting here shows that.
GETTING TO KNOW JUAN SOTO
Juan Soto is a painter born in Mexico City in the year 1971. He took an interest in art from an early age and was lauded by family and peers for his incredible ability to draw and design things with expertise. Growing up submersed in his Mexican culture, Juan Soto was drawn to create images that are reflective of this, using not only imagery of items, people and animals he saw frequently there, but using the colors and landscape that he grew up around as well. He loves working on traditional mediums such as the amate-leaf tree and using techniques through this medium that were once employed thousands of years ago.