Wishing trees and prayer trees are more common in Asia than they are in the west. Painting them is a calming exercise for me, a way of combining making art with a bit of Buddhist meditation. The trees I paint exist in a surreal world, where the prayers on the trees come from people who don’t visit prayer trees.

This prayer tree was my first, and I also wanted to paint it as a place of protection.

Technical stuff: Watercolours, 15 by 19 inches.

Janet Chui is a fantasy artist and illustrator working primarily in watercolours and mixed media.

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  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    utterly amazing PF, this is my fav. you are full of light

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Superb work here- beautiful!

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful and moving work!

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 3 years ago

    What beautiful and thoughtful work this is. At my grandson’s wedding we had a tree that we posted blessings on. It was one of them most beautiful traditions I have ever seen. I love what you have expressed here with the prayers protecting the individual.

  • Noel78
    Noel78over 3 years ago

    This beautiful artwork remind me of “The Three Of Life”, Of course that tree represents the Lord and how great it is that our prayers reach His heart just talking to Him!
    Beautiful painting and idea Janet!

  • Linda Cutche
    Linda Cutchealmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful painting, I closed my eyes and dreamt I was under that tree it gave me the most loved and protected feeling. :-)

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    great work Janet!

  • Kanchan Mahon
    Kanchan Mahonover 2 years ago

    This is soooo calming and peaceful, I could definitely feel the soothing vibe. Wonderful idea!

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love the whole concept and colours!

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