Art by Linda Finstad
We paint what is important to us, many great artists have devoted their careers to painting saints, kings, beauties and land scape. Anything that has been painted over and over by definition is important to the artist. Linda Finstad paints horses, her lifelong and all consuming fascination for horses and their natural behaviour influences every creative aspect of her life, whether it is writing, photography of her unique Prism-Equus art.
This is a small selection of paintings by Linda Finstad
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Prices range from $5 for art magnets to
$850 for original paintings
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Follow Linda's 50 day art challenge
"50 paintings in 50 different public locations"
Prism-Equus means "equine personality depicted in colour".
This unique art form was developed by Linda Finstad
Linda not only completed 50 paintings in 50 different public locations, she also wrote a book about what really happens when you "Get yourself out there".
This entertaining book follows her journey and also highlights the opportunities that arise when you get outside your comfort zone.
Prism-Equus Heritage Horse Series
This series of paintings depicts ancient cultures from around the world within the realm of Linda Finstad's unique style. You will notice in every painting there will be a sun and little galloping horses. This is to symbolize all humanity exists under the same sun and horses are the common thread that binds all civilizations.
Spirit of Kokopolli
Spirit of Kokopolli
Within this painting you will see the horns of Odin the Viking God along with a raven which was foretold to be his helper and spy. Also hidden within the design is a sea dragon, fish, arrow head and rune symbols.
Original painting - SOLD
Spirit of Kokopolli 2
Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. ... He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.
Prism-Equus - Spirit of Africa
West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols
Today, we will talk about Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. The Adinkra symbols are believed to originate in Gyaman, a former kingdom in modern day Côte d'Ivoire. According to an Ashanti (Asante) legend, Adinkra was the name of a king of the Gyaman kingdom, Nana Kofi Adinkra.
What is a Celt? The Celts are one of the ancient races of the world, tracing their origins to before written history, somewhere in Eastern Europe. By 500 BC the Celtic world stretched from Ireland and Scotland in the West to Russia in the East and down to the Mediterranean. By the fourth century BC, they were reckoned to be one of the four great barbarian races by the Ancient Greeks. Today, the Celtic strongholds are Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man and Cornwall in the British Isles
Original paintings are 24 x 30 inches
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed and varnished to preserve colour and quality
Original Paintings $850
Giclee canvass art prints from $195
Can you see Jesus in the heart of this painting? The three crosses a dove along with the Alpha - Omega symbol are all traditional Christian symbols. The blue mane and green legs of the horse are to signify that Jesus is the Lord of heaven and earth.
Prism-Equus - Celtic horse
Many of the signs and symbols were petra-glyphs and
geo-glyphs left behind from this ancient race.
The Prism-Equus culture collection is a work in progress and new art representing different cultures will be added as they are completed.
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Prism-Equus Indigenous Heritage Horse
This horse celebrates the Indigenous horsemen of the plains and prairies, incorporated into his body are powerful totem animals and symbols. The eagle signifies courage, wisdom and strength and its purpose was as the messenger to the Creator. A golden bear at the heart of this painting represents protection, courage, physical strength and leadership. The salmon symbolizes abundance, fertility, prosperity and renewal.
Gold, silver and turquoise were carefully chosen colours to represent the riches contained within the land.
Original Paintings are 24x30 inches
Gallery wrapped and ready to hang
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Prism-Equus Zodiac Heritage Horse
This horse incorporates all the signs of the zodiac
Prism-Equus Spanish Heritage Horse
This horse celebrates the rich and colourful heritage of the Spanish people. As you explore the shapes that make up the body of this proud horse you will find the Spanish Imperial Eagle, flamenco dancer and a bull. Along with the little galloping horses and a sun. Artist Linda Finstad believes horses are the common thread that tie all cultures together and we are all the same under the sun. which is why these symbols are present in each one of her Heritage horse paintings.
Prism-Equus Chinese Heritage Horse
Prism-Equus Greek Heritage Horse
Prism-Equus Spirit of the Ukraine
Prism-Equus Spirit of Japan
Custom Art Work
There may be a Heritage horse in the collection that perfectly depicts your cultural background. In which case ordering your Prism-equus Heritage Horse is easy. However with so many diverse cultures it is impossible to create paintings of each and every one of them.
As we know life is very often complicated.
Many individuals have a variety of different nationalities and cultures within their family tree.
Linda has received many requests for custom orders, for Heritage Horses that included a mixture of symbols representing a persons ancestry or spiritual beliefs. However the most popular request has been for a heritage horse that mixed the cultural backgrounds of a couple (for husbands who never know what to buy their wives this is the ultimate romantic gift).
About Commissioned Paintings
A commissioned painting is a one-of-a-kind painting of a Prism-Equus Heritage horse, that is created by an artist for a client.
How Long Does It Take? Most commissions are completed within about 6-8 weeks from when the painting is started, but must be ordered well in advance, especially if it is to be a gift for a special occasion
How Much Does A Commission Cost? The larger the painting the more it usually costs. A non refundable deposit of $250.00 is required when commissions are accepted, which puts you on the waiting list.
The prices for a commissioned work of art start at $1,200 for a 30x24 painting and go up in size and price from there.
If you are considering commissioning a Prism-Equus Heritage Horse for the first time, it can be intimidating. But, it can also be a fun and collaborative experience!
How to get started The first step is to contact Linda Finstad via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell her what you would like, if she accepts your project a meeting will be set up to chat about it in more detail. The meeting is usually in person however if distance is an issue we can discuss all the details via phone or on-line. No money will change hands until both the client and the artist are both very clear about what the painting will look like.
It is very important to provide the artist with as many details about your cultural background as possible. The artist is also interested to learn about your personality, as this will determine the general demeanour of the horse. For instance if you enjoy the great outdoors and sports your horse will be posed very differently from someone who enjoys meditating and yoga.
Note: not all of this information will be used within your painting but it is all very important to help the artist to conceptualize the finished picture.
If the painting will be for a certain area of your home, provide the artist with an idea of the style so they can understand how this piece with fits with your aesthetic. Indicate colours you love and also colours you really don’t care for. The artist will make every attempt to incorporate those preferences into your painting. We have an easy - fill in the blanks - form to help you recall these important details
Expect a contract. We will meet and discuss your custom art and go over the contract before any work on your art begins. The contract will include the price, with all applicable expenses associated with creating the piece, and payment terms. The contract will include the date of completion and approval process. The contract will also outline what rights you and the artist have for using the work. Download a copy of the contract and also a little Q & A prompter this will help determine if ordering a custom piece of art is something you would like to do.