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LiberaEqua

I quite like drawing horses.
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Hello, and welcome to my little corner on DeviantArt!


My two greatest loves are horses and art -- art in all its forms and horses in all their diverse colours, shapes and sizes. I live to learn, and always look for opportunities that could help me grow not only as a person but as an artist as well.

I enjoy working in a variety of media, although watercolours, graphite pencils, charcoal and acrylics have proven to be my favourites. And while I do paint other animals sometimes, as anyone can see horses are my main subjects. I love depicting them at liberty, and it fascinates me that even though we domesticated horses for use, it is the archetypal image of a horse galloping free that captivates our imagination most profoundly. My artwork is a celebration of these beautiful and often misunderstood creatures, whose history is tightly intertwined with ours.

When I'm not arting, I teach English, write, and enjoy spending time with Ivy the Silkie guinea pig.


Thank you so much for stopping by. Feel free to look around, and I hope you enjoy my work!


For commission info and other enquiries, please note me or send an e-mail to

hello@liberaequa.com



Current Residence: Novara (Italy)

Favourite Music: alternative, experimental, progressive, electronica, ambient, indie, classical

Favourite Photographer: my mum, and just about anyone who captivates me with their photography

Favourite Style of Art: impressionism, realism, surrealism, abstract, installation art

Favourite Cartoon Character: all the characters in Digimon Adventure, and Spirit, stallion of the Cimarron herd

Personal Quote: Anything worth doing isn't easy.


Favourite Visual Artist
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, George Stubbs, Théodore Géricault, Rosa Bonheur, James McNeill Whistler, Franz Marc, Edgar Degas, Beatrix Potter, Ohara Koson, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and several contemporary painters
Favourite Movies
The Black Stallion, Amadeus, SLC Punk!, Spirited Away, Seabiscuit, Hidalgo, Alexander, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Into the Wild, Agora, Mr. Nobody, Inception, Shutter Island, The Tree of Life, Cloud Atlas, Dallas Buyers Club
Favourite TV Shows
The Private Life of a Masterpiece, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Abstract: The Art of Design
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
W.A. Mozart, Queen, Patti Smith, Porcupine Tree, Green Day, Anathema, The Cranberries, Ludovico Einaudi, Placebo, Elisa, Muse, Linkin Park, MCR, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Max Richter, Steven Wilson, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, Grimes
Favourite Books
Black Beauty, King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian, The Giver, The Kite Runner, Never Let Me Go, Our Horses in Egypt
Favourite Writers
Anna Sewell, C. S. Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Lucy Rees, Victoria Finlay, Christopher Paolini
Favourite Games
Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, Botanicula; UNO, and Sagrada
Favourite Gaming Platform
PlayStation2, PlayStation3, Wii
Tools of the Trade
my fingers, watercolours, graphite, charcoal, acrylic paints, pastels, chalks, and a Canon EOS 1100D
Other Interests
photography, music, natural history, zoology, anatomy, biomechanics, ethology, psychology, human rights, travel, cultures, history, museums, oddities, vintage equestrian images, horse riding, and long walks

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When you come back pls. submit this wonderful deviation to our group's gallery ArsRapax | DeviantArt since we will gladly feature it. Too bad you haven't done more on this thematic cause it really fits you. You can also join us.

If you have video timelapses, speedpaints, tutorials etc. on how to paint bird of prey pls let me know as well!

Sentinel (Melanistic Barn Owl)

Done! Really appreciate your comment, thank you so much. :aww: I love painting in chiaroscuro, so can promise that similar works are on the way. ;)

bird of prey thematic that is 😁 if I wasnt very specific

good to know. Im only afraid that the scanned/photo process will not render justice to them😅

Oh, well birds of prey are included :lol: I'm seldom happy with what my work looks scanned (with the exception of graphite drawings) or photographed. I'm thinking of investing in a scanner with a ccd sensor (better for scanning artwork with a lot of texture), but unfortunately the ones I've found online cost an arm and a leg -- and that won't eliminate the fact that I'd still have to photograph artworks larger than A4. My only comfort is that all artists struggle with this, and that even professional photographers have trouble when photographing art. ^^;

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Thanks for the Llama!

You're welcome! :aww:

Thanks for the llama 😍

I knew a llama once. At least I thought I knew him. I mean, how well can anyone really know anyone, much less a llama. With their air of mystery and thinly veiled contempt. It’s hard. But I digress.

His name was Kevin. But for reasons I will never understand, he would only ever answer to Albert. Identity issues aside, things started out okay. The usual introductory sniffing and sneezing went well, despite his allergie. But then things went downhill during the ritual licking phase of the pleasantries. We pushed through. Had it not been for the spitting, we might have even been able to make it work, but alas, after just 3 seconds of bittersweet brotherhood, we finally decided to part ways. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Spitting seems like such an innocent thing to fight over, but he was pretty adamant that I should stop and that was just not going to happen. We might have overcome that issue, but Kevin, like all llamas, was very competitive. First came the stench competitions. Then it was belching contests. And lastly, a painstaking count to see which one was hairier. You can clearly see why our relationship was doomed. The poor fellow was a bit of a sore loser.

So under the cover of high noon, he fled, taking with him a failed friendship, an obliviously optimistic dread of the future, and my sixth favorite toothbrush. Now that he is gone, I can honestly say, it's for the best. He was too much of a chick magnet anyway and who needs that poultry drama? ヽ(ಠ_ಠ)ノ