Between this world and the next
There is a luminous veil
You believe I am invisible
I am, if you believe
In order to understand clairvoyance,
And learn what it means to be clear seeing…
Close Your Eyes
~ Kim McElroy
Reference photo for Clairity
When Holly asked me to do a portrait of her beloved kiger mustang mare, Claire, she did not tell me much about her. She wanted my impressions to be a blank slate from which to create what I perceived.
At first, I had difficulty connecting with Claire's spirit in my meditations, so I contacted my friend, animal communicator Diane Barrett. Diane said that Claire had more to reveal, so Holly and I joined in on a session with her. These insights helped me realize Claire’s energy was very subtle, and helped to comfort Holly who was still grieving from the recent loss of her mare.
When Claire made herself known to me, she showed me a picture of wings and feathers, and an impression of her looking through the feathers in a playful way. Holly was moved by the conversation with Diane and Claire, and she then revealed to me that Claire’s name was short for “Clairvoyance”. Thus I knew my intuitive vision was right on track. The feathers seemed like more than angel wings, they represented many colors and perceptions, and I felt she offered this vision of her self as a guide for intuition.
I drew Claire’s feathers with iridescent pastel. They appear transparent, and sparkle, shift, and change depending upon the angle of view. Upon completion of the artwork, I was walking on my farm and I found a beautiful iridescent gold feather, unlike anything I had ever seen before. I knew it was a sign from Claire, which I gave to Holly.
Holly and I mutually chose the title spelled “Clairity” in honor of Claire’s name. I look forward to hearing what she reveals to you.
I have been a huge fan of Kim McElroy’s art for so many years. How she captures the soul in each piece would touch me in a way that would make life seem magical. Her work is stunningly beautiful, but so are the words that are written for each painting. When delving into her art, you can feel the essence and spirit and it makes me want to keep looking at each one as the messages are so heartwarming and unique.
After recently losing my heart horse Claire (Clairvoyant), I just knew I had to reach out to Kim about doing a portrait. I wanted something that captured her soul, but not from my perception, but the perception Claire wanted to send through Kim. I wanted the true essence so much so, that I withheld telling Kim details as I wanted Claire’s message. I wanted that magical piece that would stay with me forever. And the finished portrait, “Clairity” captured my visions of my heart horse in ways I cannot explain.
She was aptly named Clairvoyant, because she truly could read my thoughts and helped me grow and become a better person. She was gracious and forgiving, but also brutally honest. She supported me emotionally when I was hurt or in need, but would call me out when I was angry or bitter. She was so forthright and her communication was so clear you could almost hear the words.
Captured in the portrait you can see the clarity of her spirit with beautiful iridescent wings of many colors. For me those colors reflect her entire being as she truly was a horse of many colors. Then the purple background with various facets was so real to me, because I had showed interest in the energy and power of crystals and stones. I made notes of which she was drawn to and which she shied from. Her clear favorite was amethyst, so much so that I carried a small one with me in my pocket and still do in honor of her.
Kim didn’t just give me a beautiful portrait of Claire. She gave me a visual reminder of who she was in spirit and of how lucky I was to have had in her my life. When I look at this, I forget all the sadness of losing her and feel a warm embrace that she would so readily give me when I needed one. It is exactly what I hoped for and needed to help heal a broken heart, feel the closeness we shared and know she is with me always.