Dark Matter by secretplanet

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it was the last day of school, 2011. i was in a tearing hurry, late as usual, to pick up my daughter. there she was, the last kid waiting amidst a pile of books, bags, & works to be brought home at the end of the year. we loaded ourselves up & headed back to the car.
suddenly she stopped.
“ooh Mum! look at him!” she crooned “so cute & tiny, all on his own!”
i turned to see her crouching next to a tiny perfect red poppy, growing by itself out of the crack in the pavement. i’d walked straight past that little piece of magic twice..

my brain is fractured i think: this is how i end up painting the world. it looks like an apocalypse, but it’s not a bad thing really. apocalyptic dreams & fantasies are regular occurrences for me, & there’s always a sense of excitement. look how beautiful it is!

oil on board, 60 X 45cms reference photo


summer, australia, tasmania, apocalypse, poppy, tree, cars, streetscape

“Ria Gilham is a self taught artist with a remarkable eccentric realist style influenced by her medical training. Expressing her love of fantasy and tales of the imagination, her paintings appear as scenes from yet to be written legends.”
Betty Nolan, Nolan Art Hobart Tasmania

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  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    This is wonderful! :)

  • thankyou!

    – secretplanet

  • wiz66
    wiz66over 2 years ago

    Great artwork

  • :-D

    – secretplanet

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

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