Artist Proof 30″ x 46″
This painting was created after I read a piece by Thomas Hardy, who lived near where I grew up in England, and whom my own father had admired. There was one line in particular that drove some images in my mind. In the summertime my father used to like lying on the meadow bank by the river and have all the grasshoppers jump all over him. The actors changed, but the shared pleasure in nature remained.