Hideaway / Original
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“Hideaway” by Heather Denison is an exclusive original* oil painting on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
"During late summer, when it was a drought here, I discovered a nest in my lemon tree with this beautiful bright green frog hiding in it! It was quite high up in the tree and totally unexpected. I imagined this scene with a Kingfisher perched on the nest but unable to see the frog. The Kingfisher is symbolic of good fortune, peace and prosperity and that is what he wishes for as he looks out of the painting. The bowl, again, is the refuge with the tree of life symbol and also representing spring and new beginnings with the blossom design. There is also a pearl balancing in the twigs of the nest; symbolises wisdom ( I often include a pearl in my work in memory of my mother who loved pearls and always seemed to have words of wisdom)
*Exclusive Originals are 'one off' paintings with no reproductions made from the artwork.
Please note that sold works will be on display in the gallery for two weeks to allow for customers to enjoy the show in its totality.
Size: (h)600mm x (w)460mm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Artist Signature: Yes
Originally from Zimbabwe Heather Denison is a full time artist working from her studio in the countryside of Hawkes Bay. Since her move to New Zealand in 2003, the focus of her work has changed from the wild animals of Africa to the wildlife and gardens surrounding her rural property. Heather has won awards for her bird and botanical artwork and has paintings held in private collections in New Zealand and Overseas.
“My inspiration comes, mostly, from the connection between the natural world and the human element. In my still life paintings, the blend of past and present; man-made items combined with the creatures that inhabit the landscape echo that delicate balance. In all my work, I strive to capture the emotion, atmosphere and beauty of my subject matter.”