Fine Art Oil Paintings in Ajijic, Mexico & Phoenix, Arizona ~ To the Design Trades & Private Collectors since 1998
Title: The Secret Garden
Size: 27½” x 35” x 1”
Origin: Original one-of-a-kind painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Unframed, ready-to-hang
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
The Secret Garden offers the viewer a tranquil garden retreat alive with blooming lotuses, Koi fish, a bluebird, and a resident frog. Tendrils of ivy curl down to the water from the stone vase at the fountain’s center, and in the background, the statue of an angel rests against a vine-covered wall. The courtyard is overgrown with hibiscus, geraniums and bougainvillea, and a blanket of miniature roses spills over the fountain wall into its sun-dappled pool. The stems of the lotuses are visible beneath the water’s surface, along with three golden Koi hiding in the shadows.
This painting offers the viewer a personal refuge from the stressful demands of life. Behind a blue door held closed by overgrown vines, the viewer escapes reality and enters a private garden sanctuary. The peeling paint on the door is a testament to that which is eternal, and a barred window offers a view to a church steeple in the village below - a reminder to look beyond our limitations to our higher nature. The angel statue, dappled with light from an unseen window, represents the illuminated nature of our higher self - the part within each of us that is capable of rising to great heights when called to action out of love.
The sides are painted in a black satin finish, and the work is ready-to-hang.