“Primavera portrays feelings. I wanted to create a feeling of warmth and well-being. It gives the thought of renewal and beauty after the darkness of winter. Everything is Becoming. I chose to call it Primavera as the name in Italian (and Spanish) has a gracefulness in itself that the English word Spring does not.” – Michael Parkes
The Marcus Ashley Gallery is an exquisite space that showcases an eclectic mix of fine collections, including Michael Parkes art. Besides viewing the exhibits on display, visitors can attend unveilings of new collections, meet-and-greet sessions with artists, and more.
Parkes’s collection of vellum prints reveals a dreamy landscape of soft contours, lines, and hues. In Primavera, he conjures a symbolic representation of the energy and nature of spring. The word primavera comes from the Latin word primus, which means “first”, and ver, which means “spring.” It loosely translates to early springtime.
An alluring angel enjoys the company of a pair of birds who are drawn to her charm and grace. Her wings merge beautifully with the blooms like the petals of the large roses she stands by.
Primavera reveals a transitional beauty, leading one’s eyes to travel across the surface and absorb every element.