Seriously, this horse is more accomplished than some people I know.
Adult coloring books are hot, and so is this best selling artist from Gettysburg, Pa. who just happens to be a horse … a painting horse. Metro Meteor, a twelve-year-old retired Thoroughbred racehorse took up painting when his hobbled knees prevented him from having a second career away from the track. He soon became the best selling artist at Gallery 30 in Gettysburg. Now Metro has designed his first coloring book titled Coloring with Metro with all the drawings designed by Metro and his artist/owner, Ron Krajewski.
“Metro will paint with whatever he can hold in his mouth, be it a brush, paint pen or Magic marker,” says Metro’s owner Ron Krajewski. “He just loves to stand at the easel.” Ron does the initial drawing, usually of Metro or one of his barn buddies, then hands the paint pen to Metro, who proceeds to draw all over the canvas holding pen in teeth. Coloring artists are challenged to make their own stunning artwork out of Metro’s drawings. “This isn’t one of those boring, color-in-the-shapes type of coloring books,” says Ron. “Now everyone can do what I do every day, work side by side with Metro and create artwork out of his strokes.”
50% of the proceeds from the sale of Metro’s paintings are donated to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption program to help other retired racehorses find second careers and loving homes. To date Metro has raised over $80,000 for the cause.
Metro’s coloring book has a unique almost stained glass look thanks to the combination of Ron’s careful ink drawings and Metro’s more “creative” strokes. Order a copy today from Amazon.com!
Need more Metro? Check out our past coverage of Metro the Painting Racehorse:
Go Metro, and go riding!
Modified from a press release.