I'm so excited to announce that I SOLD my painting, "Fiona's Apple Tree" to a dear friend and neighbor here in Bend Oregon. She purchased it as a birthday gift for herself and I had the honor of delivering and installing the painting in her beautiful home on her birthday weekend. The new owner of the painting loves trees and we discussed the symbolism of this particular painting. It is a predecessor to my Map Series with stained glass-like elements hidden among the branches. The tree symbolizes growth, renewal, roots, family and rebirth. This painting was based on a photo of a tree I took by my grandmother's house in Colorado following a wild fire at the Royal Gorge in Canon City. It was standing blackened and alone in the mist, silhouetted against a stormy sky with new wildflowers starting to emerge at it's feet. Trees have always been powerful personal symbols for me and I felt a deep connection to nature while working on this piece. I also happened to be listening to Fiona Apple songs while painting it, hence the play on words in the title.
"Fiona's Apple Tree" is right at home in her beautiful new home!