acrylic on canvas
This painting was a commission received from a good friend and work colleague of my brother. Brian spends a lot of his work days travelling the world. He has spent many months back and forth from Russia among other places. When in Russia he has stayed with and has been looked after by a Russian family, and by way of a thank you he asked me to do 2 paintings that he could present to them as a gift.
This painting is called 'The Miracle'. The miracle being life itself. Another minor miracle, a squirrel feeding from the hand of a child. The child in this case being the daughter of the Russian family who live within the Arctic Circle in Monchegorsk in the Murmansk Region of Russia, on the Kola Peninsula. The painting was taken from a photograph which I include within the images here.
This painting received 'The Colin Pringle Award'
January 2016 from the Facebook Page 'Work of Art World' - selected as individual best painting for January 2016, chosen from several hundred paintings shared in their Weekly Work of Art contest.