“She hides in the shade of the rose listening to the hypnotic hum of the bees, the bright, swift hummingbird flickers. In the summer stillness and heat, the garden is at peace.” – Michael Parkes
Art comes to life in all its forms at the Marcus Ashley Gallery. From sculptures and lithographs to paintings and even books, the gallery is a testament to the patrons’ love of art. Experience the rich stories that the exhibits and artists have to share within this spacious brick-and-mortar establishment. While you’re here, do have a look at the Michael Parkes art on display.
In Shade of the Rose, quintessential pastels take the fore against hints of deep tones. The artist paints a pixie-like being sitting under the shade of a large yellow rose. She enjoys the sounds of nature that erupt around her as winged creatures go about their day. This composition carries a dreamy balance of unity and rhythm, like an illustration from a children’s book.
Parkes relies on several layers of paint to achieve a deep richness that underscores the purity of his imaginative subjects. Shade of the Rose perfectly captures the importance of slowing down and reveling in the beauty of one’s surroundings.
Shade of the Rose
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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