“I was observing a small group of chestnut horses in a grassy meadow when I became aware that they were ‘observing’ me. This seemed like an interesting situation for a painting. I also thought it would be fun to have the horses observing you, the viewer, before you could find the horses! So I began to think of ways to camouflage them.
“The varied abstract markings of pinto horses suggested to me patterns of snow against rock, which seemed a natural solution for camouflage. The chestnut horses became ‘Pintos’ and the grassy meadow turned into a backdrop of rocks and snow.”