The Guardian


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Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Shipping and Framing

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.

The Marcus Ashley Gallery invites visitors from far and near to experience the world of art in one place. Art appreciators can learn more about their favorite artists and discover new ones along the way. Do explore the enticing, surrealist world of Michael Parkes art when visiting in person or online.

Parkes is highly regarded for his magical realism art that transcends the limits of space and time. His work can transpose audiences to magical lands filled with captivating angels, powerful creatures, and strange celestial beings. In The Guardian, Parkes weaves wonder and beauty through earthy tones of greens, blues, and browns.

The artist reimagines the goddess Gaia, the Greco-Roman deity and mother of all life on Earth. She gazes at the planet in the palm of her hand, observing her creations spread across land and sea. Parkes acknowledges the workings of a higher power through this powerful portrayal of the goddess.

From the folds and dips of Gaia’s gown to how light plays across its surface, the artist uses painstaking brushwork to give this painting a 3D effect. His unrushed approach to The Guardian results in a brilliant finish.