“The idea came from a dream I had of a desert that was so sulfuric and poisonous that nothing could survive. The Diamond Warrior, the purest of his species, protects the young angel in her crossing of that vast emptiness.” – Michael Parkes
The Marcus Ashley Gallery is proud to curate Michael Parkes art, which is a fantastical oeuvre of imaginative, wonderful subjects. The artist uses multiple layers of rich acrylic or oil paints mixed with turpentine. The layering technique, heavily developed in the Renaissance period, gave paintings of that era a distinct, lifelike quality and 3D-like effect.
In Diamond Warrior, the artist reanimates the details of a strange dream. The angel appears too young to have developed wings of her own. Seeing her plight, the warrior steps in to help her cross the unpleasant landscape.
Parkes captures the warrior’s palpable strength in contrast to the delicateness of the angel with flawless detail while drawing attention to the warrior’s vigilant stance as he wraps the angel in a protective embrace. Diamond Warrior will be the perfect addition to a home with a whimsical aesthetic.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.