Fine Art Oil Paintings in Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona ~ To the Design Trades & Private Collectors since 1998
Title: The Gypsy Queen
Size: 36" x 48" x 1½"
Origin: Original one-of-a-kind oil painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Professionally framed, ready-to-hang, inquire for photo of actual frame
Accessories: Cert of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
The beautiful red-haired Gypsy Queen makes a striking impression in any interior space, with her armful of lotus blossoms, tarot card in hand, and colorful gypsy costume encrusted with coins and jewels.
Like an image pulled out of a vintage Hollywood film, the Gypsy Queen’s presence is powerful and draws the viewer into the intriguing visual fable in which she stars. Her lovely face reveals both youthful vulnerability and worldly confidence, and her penetrating green eyes reveal a wisdom beyond her years. As viewers meets her gaze, they ponder what secret is revealed by the tarot card held in her hand.
The tension created by the mixture of warm and cool tones lends a mysterious quality to the scene, while the dreamy color palette and lush floral landscape transport the viewer to paradise. Impasto brush strokes are scattered across the surface of the painting, adding tactile dimensionality to its allure.
This is the first in a series of three “Bohemian Fables” compositions in oils with a theme of mystical, red-haired women: The Gypsy Queen, Lady of the Lotus, and Midnight in the Garden.
These three paintings represent Mia's interpretation of The Three Graces. However, rather than representing charm, beauty, and grace - historic attributes assigned to woman from a patriarchal perspective - they represent three natural phases of human enlightenment: self-acceptance, liberation, and wholeness.
The Gypsy Queen represents the phase of self-acceptance, as woman claims her right to exist outside of the expectations or judgments of others. The word "gypsy" itself is a racial slur - a derogatory word intended to assign shame or lowness of character to the Roma people - yet she stands proudly as a queen amongst women. She has come to understand that her life experience is a treasure earned through the trials and tribulations of her life's journey, like the golden coins that dangle on her dancing belt. She holds no judgement of herself or others, recognizing that all souls must define their own journey and come into wisdom in their own time. She stands confidently amidst a hundred lotus blossoms of transcendence, dressed in the silks and jewels of a gypsy dancer while holding the tarot card, "The Fool" - an ancient symbol of new beginnings.