“I wanted to create the sense of a hot summer day with a storm about to break. As children, a summer storm meant dancing in the rain and a break in the long August heat.” – Michael Parkes
Lake Tahoe is a divine getaway for tourists from the country and around the world. There’s much to experience and see in this fine Californian paradise, including Michael Parkes art at the Marcus Ashley Gallery. Vivid, opulent tones coupled with the artist’s process of reviving historical painting techniques give his work an uncanny Renaissance finish.
In Summer Storm, an angel sits on a high tower. As dark clouds gather, rumble, and crash overhead, she takes refuge under her wings, contemplating whether to stay put or do something adventurous for a change. The artist relies on distinct detailing against the buttery, ivory surface of German etching paper.
Summer Storm, like all of Parkes’s other works, highlights central themes such as love, hope, rebirth, and death. These themes allow viewers to embrace unfamiliar emotions and exciting perspectives. Every piece of work by the artist is meticulously created to support a riveting narrative, a symbolic representation, or an esoteric doctrine of life beyond the realms of reality.
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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