The Rose Collector


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Disappear into a world of beauty, intrigue, and artistic brilliance by exploring the commendable collections of the Marcus Ashley Gallery. When visitors come by, they’re lost for words by the enigmatic, deeply moving Michael Parkes art. The gallery is also home to the works of famous artists such as Michelangelo and Dr. Seuss.

In The Rose Collector, the artist’s recurring subject—a dwarfed mythical being in medieval garb—comes to the fore. The collector reveals a fascination for objects that stop time with their extraordinary beauty. Parkes paints the collector nuzzling a lovely, freshly cut rose, caught in the moment, lost in its heady scent. His pet dragon attempts to snap him out of it, but the collector is too engrossed to notice.

The artist relies on distinct, premeditated brushstrokes and a rich palette to highlight his imaginative subjects. Muted tones of ashy grey, icy blue, charcoal black, dijon gold, and rosy pink elevate the shapes and forms of this painting. The Rose Collector serves as a lovely example of slowing down and taking in the beauty of the world.