The noble Stag with Ivy and Holly calling out into the morning mist. The Stag, Damh in the Gaelic tongue, is also linked to the sacredness of the magical forest. The Damh represents independence, purification, and pride. It is known as the King of the Forest, the protector of its creatures. The deer’s antlers can grow back once they fall. Because of this characteristic, this animal has been revered in many traditions as a symbol of life regeneration.
In my woods behind my house a beautiful Stag wanders through along the creek bed, slowly and deliberately. It is a magical thing to watch him so close. With this painting, as with them all, I hope to bring just a moment of that magic and suspend it as a gift to enjoy again and again.
About Katrina Jones
Nature, animals, people, the wild landscape, beautiful patterns, and the dance of light, and spiritual beliefs inspire artist Katrina Jones to paint. "In my silence while painting and drawing I observe this grand romance going on between form, color, line, texture - It's magnificent and what keeps me hanging to talk about it with my paints and brushes. When one piece is done, I simply can't wait to observe and tell the next love story. I've been painting for as long as I can remember and I'll be painting until the day I die. There's so much to see and share this way " She says.
Katrina's genres are varied - botanical, wildlife, figurative, and commissioned portraiture. Her expressions are a blend of realism and expressionism. Continually striving to deliver her unique perception of a subject's essence with paint and canvas pushes her artistic ability and growth.
paint, paper, oil, gesso, pastel, inspiration, love