In a white gown, the ghost of Lenore drifts among the cypress trees, forgotten by all except the raven. He perches on her ivy-covered tombstone holding her necklace, which has a key dangling from the chain. The setting sun casts an eerie golden glow over the haunted abandoned cemetery. This Gothic fantasy landscape, inspired by the "The Raven" poem by Edgar Allan Poe, is an original acrylic painting on a gallery-wrapped stretched canvas (the 3/4" sides are finished off in black acrylic)--no need to frame. Prints also available.
Working in styles both traditional and visionary, my primary theme is to
express the soul of Nature. I have been painting most of my life. I am a
native Californian and much of my inspiration comes from the beautiful
natural landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area...the woods, the ocean,
the rolling hills, the native wildflowers and wildlife. Even the surreal
tree branches in the Zen series are often taken from the gnarled old
oak trees I see on my walks. Other inspirations include Rumi's poetry, ghosts and the paranormal, books, teapots (I am a
tea addict) and animals, especially cats. Please respect that my artwork is original and copyrighted.