Artist's description:

I began reading folk tales and myths in my youth. I read them in English while I lived in Scotland and the US, and in German when I lived in Germany. I don't remember specific stories from The Arabian Nights, but the alternate title (1001 Nights) appeared in my thoughts and struck me as a perfect description for the pieces of stories/adventures that appear in my paintings. There are also days to those nights.

This is a gorgeous painting and the colors are delicious in person. It is painted on Yupo, a smooth, white, archival surface that does not buckle like watercolor paper and keeps the pigments on its surface rather than absorbing them, so they can be enjoyed at their most brilliant. Acrylics and it's mediums adhere beautifully to this substrate.

I love color and the physicality of the paint, whether it's thick or fluid. It's always colors that move me and there is an adventure of discovery, of seeing how they look on the painting surface and I work to place them so an energetic balance is achieved in combination with the deliciousness of the pigments.

I do not license the images of my paintings for reproduction in any medium, so the original you purchase from me remains the one and only.

These are the responsibility of the recipient.

Prices quoted are for the painting to ship internationally via DHL Express, rolled in a large, heavy-duty tube. (See the "Me At Work" section for photos of how I package rolled paintings.)

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Images showing the painting matted, framed and in a room are for illustration only, and may not accurately represent the scale of the painting. Please refer to the published measurement to ensure the size will work for your space.

Copyright worldwide is owned by Valerie Erichsen Thomson and is protected by the laws of the United States, the Berne Convention, and international copyright treatises and conventions.

Materials used:

Professional grade artist acrylics on Yupo

A Thousand And One Nights: Night Riders (2016)


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