Artist's description:

Lately, I find myself painting different garden settings. It made me wonder why we are drawn to gardens. I like the variety and color found in gardens. I’m also drawn to how a man (or woman) attempt to organize, cultivate, and groom nature. We love the wildness of nature, the flowers and plants a garden provides. Yet we take pride in bringing it all together in a space. Sitting or walking quietly in a garden is refreshing and can be a reflective time.

I find it interesting in the creation story found in Genesis we find that God places man and women in a garden. Not a house, or on some great vista. It was in a garden that their needs were met. Food, fellowship, shelter, and purpose all contained therein. There was a choice, and then doubt and broken trust. This lead to broken fellowship, sadness, and expulsion. God promised to make it right, to fix the brokenness, and He has and He is. Perhaps that is why we are drawn to these spaces as they are faint reminders of paradise lost, and give hope for paradise restored.

My husband had the day off so we went to Mead botanical garden in Winter Park. We enjoyed the variety of flowering plants, winding paths, lily-filled ponds and wonderful trees overhead. I like the trellises and benches and other reminders that man has been here and is welcome to enjoy.

Varnished for protection, wired for hanging, painted extends around edges so can be hung unframed.

Materials used:

acrylic paint

Regaining Paradise (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Heather Nagy from United States

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