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Mosaic Murals of Horses and Dogs


From Wolf to Best Friend


NEW ~ Dog Mosaic Mural & Auction... “From Wolf to Best Friend”



Again, it’s a privilege to be part of a Mosaic Mural project.

At this time there are a few awaiting paintings to be added
See all the represented breeds of dogs in beautiful art.

Go to the Auction... You can own an original painting from this mural.

Mural Mosaic- Lewis Lavoie, Paul Lavoie and Phil Alain - uniting artists around the world through stunning murals that awe and inspire while celebrating community. Mural Mosaic began in 2003 under the lead of visual artist Lewis Lavoie and in collaboration with Phil Alain from Night of Artists and Paul Lavoie. The trio have had the pleasure of working with thousands of artists globally including notable names.

The mural mosaic website is one of the most popular art websites in the world due to its unique clickable grids and the thousands of artists you can enjoy on the site.

My dog panel on video

A short video of the dog image being painted from start to finish

dog Princess ~ a Saluki

The Horse Gift

Mural Complete!

Mural Complete!

Canadian Equine Mosaic Mural

January 2008 I was accepted as a participating equine artist for the Canadian based Mosaic Mural, "The Horse Gift.” what a thrill to be a part of this organization.

Lewis and Paul Lavoie with Phil Alain are awesome professionals, and very well organized. Their love for art and sharing their knowledge is wonderful..."Unity through Diversity", is a great catchphrase

In progress

Mural in progress as panels come in...

Mural in progress as panels come in...

My panel #182

Original panel

Original panel

Preparing my painting

The panel arrived in May 2008 Pre-painted in Magenta colors with many strokes and drips of paint...very interesting lines and design, that’s what brings the mural together.

Being a Horse image and not knowing what the final overall mural image looked like, was making for an exciting and interesting outcome.

I started the layout and painted my two beloved horses that I lost that year...My painting was done with many tears, and my best effort went into bringing them back to life by making them transparent into ghostlike figures.

The process of painting the pre-colored panel and using the colors, shapes or lines, is the secret of a Mosaic Mural...this truly is an amazing technique and Lewis Lavoie is a master at this.

The Drips in the panel

Tracing my image on the panel using the drips as part of my image

Tracing my image on the panel using the drips as part of my image

"together again" Ibn & ChutYanna

"together again" Ibn & ChutYanna

"together again" Ibn & ChutYanna

The Tears

the tears

the tears

The Painting

Ibn Astraney and Chut-Yanna, my horses for 29 years are immortalized in this painting, they died six months to the day apart, 2007-2008. They where my muses, featured in most of my paintings for many years...I will miss them dearly and hold close the experience of having had them in my life for so long.

In this painting I have them coming together again, to romp and run free in the heavenly bounds (small inset)...I pray that God has these wonderful family members there to meet me when my day comes.

A small cherub is incorporated into the painting (something I do in all my larger paintings) I have Ibn portrayed with an Ankh around his neck and Chut-Ya has a tassel from an Arabic halter she wore. I painted them in a transparent way to make them look like souls coming together...

When I received the panel there where dripping paint areas, I noticed one of the drippings came through under Ibn's eye, making him look like he was crying. I kept it there...I cried every single day painting this panel, even 'incorporating my own falling tears into the paint around their eyes', so I felt a part of me was in this painting.

This was the hardest painting I have ever done, however it was cathartic just knowing I have immortalized them in this manner has made me happy.

Phil packing my panel #182

Phil packing my panel #182

Phil packing my panel #182

Paul, me and Phil

The boys and me (photo by Pat Getha)

The boys and me (photo by Pat Getha)

Indiana Congress show

Indiana Congress show, Paul, Phil, Mary, Leslie, me & Pat

Indiana Congress show, Paul, Phil, Mary, Leslie, me & Pat

My Panel

Artist Michelle Grant touching my Panel

Artist Michelle Grant touching my Panel

Time together

Ibn getting his corn from the field

Ibn getting his corn from the field

My muse ~ My Ibn

Ibn and me

Ibn and me

Ibn Astraney & Chut-Yanna - their last summer together

grazing on a good day

grazing on a good day

Another mural project ... Glory of Horses

Glory of Horses

Glory of Horses

The “Glory of Horses" Mural done March 2008, size 16' x 20' horizontal. I designed and hand painted with my friend Larry Schultz 240 motherboard panels, built and assembled by my husband...I also included 10 individual painted panels of my designs. There was so much to making this mural...all this in a record cold winter.

Unfortunately once the mural was done, including all the panels sent out, then painted by artists and returned to me.

The idea originator "unexpectedly" canceled the unveiling. I then declined to be a part of the Mural anymore, handing it over to her...I just did not want to be a part of such inconsistency, and odd association with this person.

I put my heart and soul into this project, it was hard doing everything, including the booking and advertising of the unveiling. But I learned a big lesson from this, so now I can move on.

Fund Raiser Mural for Madison Mounted Police Patrol

Fund Raiser Mural for Madison Mounted Police Patrol

Fund Raiser Mural for Madison Mounted Police Patrol


Madison Mounted Patrol

A Mural for a great cause..."Super Horse"

A “SuperHorse" Art Mural was created exclusively for the 2009 Midwest Horse Fair and became the property of the Madison Police Mounted Patrol after the Midwest Horse Fair and on April 16, 2010 found a permanent home in the Nutrena Arena at the Alliant Energy Center - Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin artists Delia Pacheco and Larry Schultz designed and created this eight foot high by twenty foot long "Super Horse" image.

Each $10 purchased square was painted with an image, such as a favorite horse, a horse's name, or another illustration of choice.

All proceeds from the mural went to benefit the Madison Police Mounted Patrol, this organization has raised funds for a possible purchase of a second horse trailer. The Mounted Unit currently has four horses, but only a two-horse trailer. Another trailer will allow all four officers to work an event without making two trips with the one trailer they currently have.

The Madison Mounted is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support the mounted patrol unit for the Madison Police Department. The horses have been a great tool for working crowd control situations and have delighted children and adults alike during their regular patrol in the City of Madison. Thanks to support from the City of Madison and private donations, the Madison Police Mounted Patrol has been able to add two part-time officers to the unit to assist the two full-time officers. This will increase the presence of the mounted officers in the downtown and other areas in the City of Madison.

Delia Pacheco, originally from Germany, has coordinated the Midwest Horse Fair art show for nine years. She is one of the co-founders of the Wisconsin Equine Art Guild (WEAG), and her artwork has been accepted into the Draft Horse Classic, Harness Track of America (HTA) auctions, and the prestigious American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA).

Larry Schultz teaches art, conducts painting workshops, designs sets and murals for theaters, homes, and public spaces and participates in juried exhibitions. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and much of his art has been featured on magazine covers, posters, specialty items and fine art prints. His work is included in public and private art galleries and has sold all over the United States, England, Belgium, Germany, Japan and China.

Nutrena Arena - is the home of the Mural

my Pegasus photo

my Pegasus photo


Ibn & Me

Ibn and me

Ibn and me

© 2008 Delia

Comments Welcomed ~

jmchaconne on March 26, 2014:

I empathize with your feeling about the unfortunate experience. Another way to look at it, what a fantastic journey it took you on. That can never be taken away. I'm a horseman and I love "Le Cadeau Du Cheval" and all of the the lovely images on this most interesting lens.

changrcoacher on July 28, 2013:

Beautiful! I cried, reading it, because it brought to the surface my equine loves I have lost. I miss them and look forward to seeing them again. How wonderful that you could memorialize them in your lovely artwork

E L Seaton from Virginia on March 13, 2012:

The panel is truly something special! Had to send a Squid angel blessing your way. Keep it up!

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on February 19, 2012:

What beautiful artwork! I am so sorry about the loss of your horses. I know that is a horrible and painful thing. I had to put down my Barrel horse and lifetime love after 20+ years and I truly understand every tear that fell as you painted their pictures.

justholidays on February 14, 2012:

What a wonderful horse mural, Delia! It must be quite hard to paint for such a piece of artwork since you were so many to create each your piece. I'm stunned, for sure! You're one of the most wonderful artists I've ever met!

goo2eyes lm on February 06, 2012:

return of a squidangel bearing some *blessings*.

StrongMay on December 19, 2011:

You work is amazing! Really, there are no words for it.

oxfordian on December 18, 2011:

This is just amazing and stunningly beautiful. And what a wonderful story!

goo2eyes lm on December 18, 2011:

your horse mural is so breathtaking. i have never seen such artistic piece of art. i must say one-of-a-kind

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on November 13, 2011:

This art is breathtaking. Your mural panel is exquisite. Such a powerful memorial to your two muses. I cannot even imagine how hard it would have been to paint through your pain. Very moving.

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on July 27, 2011:

Beautifully expressed. Thank you for sharing your art and your heart here.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on July 26, 2011:

An absolutely amazing work of art. I am so sad to hear of how your most loved horse passed to the other side. A beautiful creature who will live forever within your works.

anonymous on July 26, 2011:

A rare and a wonderful art form - skillfully rendered.

Lisa Auch from Scotland on July 26, 2011:

Oh my goodness, In fact words have truly escaped me, from the tiny cherub to the tears, my eyes were brimming too. The Mural is just amazing. Thankyou for pointing me to it. it is more than a pleasure to be able to Bless this lens for Ibn & Chut-Ya

northamerica on January 24, 2011:

This must have been an exciting experience!

Indigo Janson from UK on July 15, 2010:

I hadn't seen this before. Your panel is so very beautiful (and moving), and so is the complete mural. I think this is indeed a wonderful way to make and display art. And a lovely way to add your own lasting memorial to celebrate two very special horses.

WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on April 27, 2010:

Congratulations on your Purple Star. Your mural is quite striking and lovely. :)

Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on April 20, 2010:

This is beautiful> What a wonderful combined talent!

anonymous on April 18, 2010:

Congratulations on your Purple Star! Beautiful mural. Featuring this on "Neigh"-borly Note Cards.

Delia (author) on April 16, 2010:

@aka-rms: Wow how very nice! I really appreciate this PSD nomination...Thank You to the Giant Squid lensmaster for thinking of this lens.

Robin S from USA on April 16, 2010:

It's Purple Star Day on Squidoo and one of our Giant Squid lensmasters nominated this worthy lens for a Purple Star! Congratulations!

HorseAndPony LM on April 15, 2010:

I'm back for another visit. This is one of my favorite lenses. Blessed!

Thomas F. Wuthrich from Michigan on March 16, 2010:

You do incredibly beautiful art, Delia! Really stuffing work. Thank you very much for stopping by my horse art lens and leaving a comment! I appreciate it. Just recalled that your Sunshine Raisins lens was one of the first I visited after joining Squidoo many months ago. :)

ideadesigns on January 29, 2010:

Love your heart in this, beautiful art and horses. Thanks for sharing such a personal story and God bless.

Mona from Iowa on January 22, 2010:

What a heart breaking story about Ibn. My critters are my family and I can feel your pain over this. 29 healthy years for both horses was definitely a blessing and a testament to your care and love.

Also your artwork is great. :) As an equestrian artist I found this lens "entirely" interesting and engaging. 5* And now a fan.

Delia (author) on January 07, 2010:

@westwindcreations: Thank You for your kind comment and thoughts, I appreciate the fact you actually read the story and understood.

westwindcreations on January 06, 2010:

I believe you have done your horses justice. Wow I can imagine how hard it must have been. My mare just turned 18 and I know our days are numbered. 10 years goes by like a flash and it seems as though I just got her. Losing horses or any animal is a tough thing. I think they have been honored with your painting and you should not shed another tear but remember all the fun and joy you all shared together. They would not want you to be sad for now they are free to run as horses should.

julieannbrady on January 04, 2010:

Such a beautiful and colorful story! Hugs my dear. ;)

AuthorsandExperts on May 04, 2009:


anonymous on April 24, 2009:

Simply MARVELOUS....she's MY cousin!!! Damn Im proud of you, Delia!

Love you to pieces!!!


papawu on April 17, 2009:

My Gosh! It is so incredibly intricate and unique. I really suck at art so I must live my life being utterly envious of those with the gift of artistry. Brava!

WhitU4ever on March 24, 2009:

Your paintings, especially the panel with the tears, are absolutely exquisite! You have such talent. Keep it up, love... your God-given gift is rare.

HorseAndPony LM on March 03, 2009:

We cried through this entire lens. It reminds us of horses and pets we have lost. Your painting was amazing the Mural is just breathtaking. This lens will go as our a lens that made me cry. Thanks for sharing this time in your life.

Michael_Gaudet on February 01, 2009:

Ah-murals! Delia, this is an absolutely gorgeous mural and your contribution is so full of feeling and soul. I always love discovering new murals! I think they are the most powerful way to share ideas and the beauty of capital A 'Art' with the world! As a mural painter myself, I would rank this as a true masterpiece of execution and design. Congratulations on being involved in such a monumental project my friend!

PetMemorialWorld on January 05, 2009:

Wow what an amazing tribute to your friends.

You are very talented.

anonymous on December 24, 2008:


Wish u merry Xmas and Happy New Year 2009 ;) Advanced wishes ;)

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bunch on December 21, 2008:

OOO I love your whole entire lens :) very nice!

Lamarena from Ireland on December 18, 2008:

Oh my God, what a beautiful work! I have never seen anything like this before... I love horses - they are wonderful creatures. The Gift Horse is stunning! What an art, what a lens! :) 5* Thank you!

Aquavel on December 16, 2008:

I thought I had left feedback but perhaps not. Your work is breathtaking! I'm sorry about the loss of your horses. It's not the same of course, but you have given life to them in your very beautiful panel. Thanks for sharing!

ZenyarisGallery on December 13, 2008:

Thank you for your great comment on my lens!

Your lens is fantastic, and the paintings incredible expressive, with an original beauty expression of horses, and their inner sensitivity, I almost see their soul! Love "the tears" and "together again" Ibn & ChutYa" 5 Stars!

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on December 13, 2008:

You've stricken this writer of words speechless with your gift. Your work is beautiful and blessed.

I love horses, all horses, every horse. You've captured their ethereal spirit perfectly.

What a wonderful lens!!

Lexi LM on December 10, 2008:

Wow! What an inspiring lens! Sometimes art at its most painful is also the most healing. Let our tears become a work of beauty! Five Stars!

azac on December 04, 2008:

The paint drip "tears" was a nice touch. I'm sorry about your horses.

The Eclectic Muse on December 01, 2008:

I am in awe! You do beautiful work. Wonderful lens!

julieannbrady on November 10, 2008:

What an awesome mural. It is so beautiful. The panels creates such a unique effect!

anonymous on September 03, 2008:

I can't beginn to tell how much I admire and love my cousine Delia. She so gifted and has such a loving heart. Much of it can be seen in her art work. She puts her soul into each and every painting! Im proud to call her family and much more I also call her one of my best friends!!! Keep up the good work Delia...I just love the picture of your two babies!!! Im glad I got to experience them.

Valerie Anne Kell on July 25, 2008:

Your paintings are so divinely inspirational ;) Val

lifelongfitness on July 14, 2008:

very cool lens. I really like the pictures. 5*

Achim Thiemermann from Austin, Texas on June 28, 2008:

I was touched by your story about the tears...you are very gifted, Delia. *****

SerenityPrayerG on June 22, 2008:

Exquisite work! Beautiful! Thanks for your kind comments and keep up the great art!

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on May 26, 2008:

I was so looking forward to the unveiling of the GOH mural. I saw the website and was hoping to follow more but.... I will return to see your contribution to Mural Mosaic. Please give me an idea of completion guestimate. 5 stars, fan, favorite and lensrolled to my Staycation lens made to promote artists of Imagekind.com.

jackmorgan on May 01, 2008:

Hi Delia,

You've set up a nice lense here! Donna

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