Framed image featured in Dark Stain
Mermaid’s Lagoon (Disney Limited Ed.) Steve Barton Art in “Wavy” Frame From World-Famous Painter Available at Marcus Ashley Gallery in South Lake Tahoe
“To me, lighting is everything because it highlights and brings a sense of emotion to the painting.” – Steve Barton
Within the brick-and-mortar site of Marcus Ashley Gallery, the largest collection of Steve Barton art holds a place of pride. Each piece in this body of work effuses a dreamlike aesthetic worthy of whispered conversations and exuberant banter in private and public receiving rooms. The magical effect of Barton’s oil paintings extends to his Disney Limited Edition series.
Mermaid’s Lagoon is a classic Barton interpretation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, Little Mermaid. No cast can be as perfect for the artist’s signature blissful life on the beach subject matter as Ariel, Sebastian, and Flounder. This enthralling piece is a brilliant impression of a day in the life of the trio, with Ariel perched on her favorite rock, Sebastian unleashing his disarming smile on the flowers, and Flounder adorably splashing in the shallow waters of the sea. Barton’s trademark bold colors, prominent brushstrokes, and intent textures infuse a mystical tenor into this loose impressionistic canvas.