THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The Rebel painting speaks to the freedom, the true liberation of a person when they turn toward their inner light and become their authentic selves. Soto captures this in the way that the horse is shown in motion, running toward the rays of the sun that illuminate his face and shine in his eyes. The horse runs without restraint or care, off to live his life on his own terms without the limitation of his pasture's fence or the direction of his rider. Long, comfortably applied brush strokes make up this painting to signify the horse's carefree nature.