Grace Under Fire – peacock inspires us to respond calmly to stressful situations

Another aspect of peacock: Grace Under Fire

Ernest Hemmingway defined “courage” as “grace under pressure” — the ability to maintain inner calm in the face of chaos or stress. The expression was modified to “grace under fire” in combat situations, to describe the heroism of soldiers on the battlefield while taking fire from enemies. They earned the description of having “grace under fire” for staying calm and collected in a hostile, threatening situation.

When a person responds with clarity, compassion and calmness, they become the embodiment of “grace under fire”.

Peacock, in his capacity for deterring snakes, is a proud protector and beautiful guardian… He demonstrates dignified behaviour, and is therefore a totem animal for responding to stressful situations with dignity and grace.

puppy with peacock art

This is my 5 month old maremma puppy, Buttercup, inspecting “Grace Under Fire” outside my studio. September 2017.

This whopper of a painting measures 2.34m x 62cm. Haven’t got any plans for where to hang him yet…. hopefully he’ll get sold and save me the trouble

The “For Sale” details are:

Grace Under Fire
Acrylic on internal door
2.34m x 62cm
$1250 via a gallery, or $950 studio-direct.
I have entered it into a couple of Awards in the south west area of W.A., so stay tuned for any news on that little adventure!

All these designs (and more!) are available for purchase as merchandise — think clocks, clothing, cushions and more — at my Society6 store.

peacock art grace under fire

With love,
Shine on!
❤ Anita Revel

Follow me on Facebook to join the conversation about my art.

PPS Wanna buy THis piece? You can!

Original: 2.34m x 62cm, acrylic on internal door (ready to hang), $950 pick up Cowaramup or $1250 via a gallery

you might also be interested  some other original pieces?

Or get this art in homewares, clothing etc from a teensy $2.48:



Behold the light!