Artist: Hilarie Couture
The idea behind this piece started because I wanted to paint a series of 12 women with their spirit animals. One day I was at the dog park and spotted a beautiful woman with long hair, jogging with her dogs. I asked her if she would have an interest in posing for this project and she was happy to do it because she loves animals and was a vet tech. We exchanged contact info and when I told her that I saw her as a waterbaby and I wanted to paint her with a sea horse she was surprised because she had one tattooed on her shoulder and her email address had to do with ponies so that was quite serendipitious!