and he lived his last six years in voluntary exile / original painting on canvas / art gift / art lover / home decor


and he lived his last six years in voluntary exile

an original mixed media painting on canvas

14 x 14 x 1.5 inches

ready to hang – wire hanger attached in back

gloss varnished

the heavy cross lines you see are string –– used at first to lash the canvas to the easel, then primed and painted right into the surface of the painting; they are an ongoing experiment with texture

“Happiness is not only a hope, but also in some strange manner a memory ... we are all kings in exile.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“Exile is a dream of a glorious return. Exile is a vision of revolution: Elba, not St Helena. It is an endless paradox: looking forward by always looking back. The exile is a ball hurled high into the air. ”
― Salman Rushdie

“I know how men in exile feed on dreams.”
–– Aeschylus

a medium-sized painting, rough with colour, expressionist in tone

shipped with care: with masonite or other board for protection

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