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Hold the Sky

Hold the Sky

“Even as the earth spins 

And the sun rises and sets  

And our hours and days have come and gone 

The moments of our hearts joined as one  

Will transcend time and space 

And last an eternity.” 


~ Kim McElroy 


    Eleanor asked that I create a painting of her mare Fine Time that could portray the elusive and magical moments she had experienced when being with Fine Time in her pasture. She described the feeling of Oneness she had with Fine Time and with nature, and how time itself seemed to stand still and her awareness of any separation between herself, her horse, and life dissolved away.

    While I was creating the artwork, a song played on Spotify titled “Hold the Sky” by 2002. The music and lyrics were uncannily perfect, so much so that Eleanor thinks of this music as their theme song. The Group 2002 generously gave me permission to use their song title as the title of the artwork. The painting is now a tangible reminder of the love they shared.

    Eleanor’s Comments:

    Kim created an amazing portrait of my four mares several years ago, Crossroads, which was the beautiful result of a long and ongoing conversation Kim and I had about the many elements of the painting that were important to me and at the same time true to her vision. Not too long after its completion, I had a profound and really ethereal experience with my mare and treasured friend of 25 years, Fine Time. I knew that somehow I wanted this to be captured in the way that only Kim can do it, imbued with magic and love. I contacted her right away and told her that our work together had another piece that wanted to be breathed into being. This is what I wrote, in part, to convey my experience:

    “It is really more feelings than pictures. The best I can do is to describe it as a see-through, a revealing, a melding and merging of heart and essence and being, particularly the two of us, but also with the trees and sky. It was bathed in late afternoon light and as I try to put it into words right now, it conjures up a feeling of peace and bliss and utter contentment. The feelings that I have for her, especially as they manifest in these moments of merging, are truly time-less.”

    When we had the unveiling, the perfection and beauty of Kim’s artistic expression of Fine Time’s and my experiencing took my breath away. The painting hangs where I see it many times a day, and it opens and softens my heart each and every time. It is a treasure. 


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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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