Le Cadeau Du Cheval

Artist: Lewis Lavoie

 Panel #206

Title: Boldly go where no man has gone before

Medium: Acrylic

Reference photo:

photo by Daryl Weisser

Artist Comments:

I was honoured to paint William Shatner for this mural, for the past nineteen years, he has spearheaded the HCHS to raise money for a worthy children’s charity.
It was back in the late 1980s that Shatner first watched an exhibition by children who were so severely handicapped that some of them could not hold their head up, yet there they were going through intricate exercises on the back of a horse. The program was sponsored by Ahead With Horses, a therapeutic riding group for handicapped children. When the exhibition was over, Shatner sat, deeply affected by what he had seen. “You can’t watch these kids without knowing you have to help, somehow.” And so, in March of 1990 came the birth of the first Hollywood Charity Horse Show…. read more click here