The horse characters, Thunder and Lightning, have been my artistic muse and obsession for OVER 50 years, or since I was about six years old. The horses are all about friendship, adventure, play, curiosity and opposites.

The Etching series of “Thunder and Lightning” is based on a 1965 collections of pen and paper drawings and writings that I did as a child.  It was first recreated as etchings at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. I stuck to the exact way i had drawn the horses as a child, the freedom of line and the quirky story like it was my holy grail,  The series you see here are a group of hand colored solar plate etchings based on the same original drawings but expanded on to form a book “Thunder and Lightning, A Trip to the Clouds”. These hand colored etchings are available matted and in an 11×14 frame for $350 each and are wonderful for children’s room and playrooms.  Six large Thunder and Lightning paintings (based on the original drawings) are now hanging in Memphis area Children’s Hospitals.