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St. George and the Dragon

St. George and the Dragon

Trisha Lynne Wilson

A few years ago, painted horses appeared around town. However they were meant to be sold and only 1 or 2 remain. This one was mounted next to the Camino Real Playhouse and recently removed. Another is located in the Rancho Capistrano Winery.

Trisha Lynne Wilson is the artist of the dragon horse, which stood in front of the Camino Playhouse for 3 1/2 years. She bought an unpainted fiberglass horse online, did not have a patron and no one commissioned the artwork.

She says: “A few years ago fiberglass horses appeared all over SJC. It is my understanding the donors suggested themes. At the last minute I entered a felt tip painted sketch for the butterfly horse. My sketch was rejected. I understood from one of the judges that my sketch did not “pop.” I was totally surprised since it is fairly easy to make any design pop with color combinations”.

“So I decided to paint my own horse. I found a religious inspiration from the 2000 year old myth/legend of St. George and the Dragon. The image of the dragon wraps around the horse; St. George with his lance drawn is located near the neck. The image of the princess is located on the nose of the horse.”

Medium type: Paint


31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

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