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A Horse Of A Different Color

Local Artist Harry Humes Paints Horse to Honor Veterans

Staff from the Lexington Veteran Affair Health Care System came to Harrodsburg to see the painted horse resident Harry Humes is working on for them. Pictured from left to right is Candace Woods, visual information specialist, Catherine Trombley, public affairs, Humes and Patrick Sinclair, volunteer service chief.

Jennifer Marsh

Herald Staff

Local artist and Navy veteran, Harry Humes, is painting a horse in hopes to represent military contributions in Lexington this summer.

“I started doing art after Vietnam to cope with my depression,” said Humes. “I was in the navy and did two tours before returning to my family trucking business.”

Harry Humes

Humes said he had the idea for a painted horse for veterans over a year ago and began discussing it with the US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington.

“We talked about doing it and then I didn’t hear back from them for over a year,” said Humes. “Last spring, they contacted me and they were interested. I have been working on the horse since October.”

Humes hopes to have the horse finished by Memorial Day.


He set up a GoFundMe page for people to donate towards the completion of the painted horse.

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  1. jasmine on April 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    this painting is really nice, this was very interesting to read, thank you for sharing this post.

  2. bianca on April 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    these pictures are so nice, the painting looks really nice, I would love to come to visit this place. Thank you for sharing this post.

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