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Cougar Spirit Dance

Cougar Spirit Dance

Freedom of the Spirit

is achieved from the courage

to overcome the pain of inner and outer wounds

the strength to climb

the mountains of adversity

and the heart to ride

the wings of destiny


~ Kim McElroy


    This painting of Cougar depicts his life story. Cougar’s story is fascinating. As a quarter horse bred for racing, he was born in a domestic herd that fended for themselves in a Wyoming ranch. When he was four months old a cougar injured him and killed his mother. Somehow the young colt escaped.  When the ranchers came to bring the herd in for the winter, they discovered the tragic death of his mother, and found the remains of the cougar who she had killed in her fight to protect her colt. But there was no sign of the colt and they presumed he was dead. But the colt named Cougar survived against all odds alone through a harsh mountain winter, from a combination of instinct, intelligence, and ingenuity. He was found the following Spring with a herd of deer that had adopted him.

    His owner respected and loved his unique and wild nature and asked me to create a Soul Essence painting of him. In my meditation I envisioned Cougar running, joined by the spirits of eagle and a mountain lion, as a reminder of the gift of how he overcame adversity.


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PLEASE NOTE: International Print Shipments:

​Free Shipping is only offered on Domestic USA shipments and doesn't apply to Canadian and International Shipping. With the variety of products we offer, it is impossible to accurately predict Shipping charges to different countries. Shipping costs for prints are calculated AFTER checkout based on package weight and distance. Customers will receive an invoice to cover any additional costs. Please note that we are only charging the amount to ship, which exceeds what we are offering as free packaging and shipping. Tracking is also sometimes unreliable but our packages have always landed safely. ​Border fees, duties, and handling fees might apply.

When ordering prints: I have my art custom-scanned with the highest resolution possible to capture every stroke and texture of the original pastel. For most of my prints, my publisher, American Moulding, offers a variety of options shown below. I also offer Custom Prints which are made locally and hand-signed and shipped from my studio.


Paper Prints and Matted Prints are printed on substantial 180g Archival Matte paper. They are wrapped in clear protective packaging in a flat mailer.

Regarding Matted Prints: The size of the matted print indicates the outside edge of the mat dimensions. An 11" x 14" matted print fits in a frame with an 11" x 14" opening. Depending upon the artwork dimensions, mats are approx 1 1/2" - 2" wide



Premium Fine Art Prints are printed on luscious 310g Sunset Textured Watercolor paper. They are shipped rolled in a sturdy tube. This allows the larger size to ship economically and damage-free.

Canvas Prints are finished with a mirror image of the art around the edge and mounted on 1.5” inch stretcher bars. They include a wire for hanging and are shipped in a sturdy cardboard crate

Please Note:  Some of my artwork is different in ratio than standardized sizes. They work best with custom framing by your local frame shop. For more affordable framing, consider the Matted Prints which allow any size of art to become a standard-sized dimension to allow ease of selecting a store-bought frame. 

Due to supply chain issues, our current turnaround times are as follows:

Paper Prints: 1 to 2 weeks

Matted Prints: 3 to 4 weeks

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For the 11x14” Matted Print the Art Image is approximately 8x10”

For the 16x20” Matted Print the Art Image is approximately 12x16”

I am honored to create this beautiful piece for you to frame behind glass and hang in a special place in your home. Each print is as much my art as the original, carrying the energetic blueprint of the art into your life.
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