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Himalayan Foothills - India

40.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.5"D

$1,080 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: abstract landscape, asian, valleys, fields, mountain, india

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2017

Ready to Hang

I spent almost two years in India. . I traveled and stayed in almost every part of the country. The Himalayan foothills, in Summer, are just gorgeous. This is just an abstract representation of a glimpse of one aspect. There are forests full of trees so large, with a meter or two between them, that makes one feel like they are in a cathedral. The Snowcapped Himalayas look down like bearded wisemen, and the lush valleys are a patchwork of a million shades of green.
Painted on gallery-wrapped canvas, wired with sides painted. It can be hung as is, or you could frame it if you wish.

Winner 2nd 2017 ArtSlant International Awards Showcase Painting Juried Winner 1st 2015 ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting Winner 2015 3rd ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting Winner 2013 5th ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting II Primarily self taught, Rex Maurice Oppenheimer has won awards as both an artist and writer. His writings include many nonfiction books and articles, poetry and lyrics for songs recorded on Capitol and Arista Records. His paintings have been exhibited in a variety of venues and purchased by collectors in the United States and abroad. A dual American/French citizen, he has traveled extensively and lived on four continents. A combination of wanderlust, romanticism and artistic passion propelled him through a checkered past, which included everything from smuggling pre-Columbian art out of Mexico, songwriting in Los Angeles, vagabonding throughout India and across Asia, to living in London’s Belgravia replete with Rolls and chauffer. Oppenheimer had won awards as an artist at an early age, but for whatever reason writing came to dominate his life for many years. The desire to paint, which had smoldered within, blazed forth some years ago when he was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he met and studied briefly with the Artist Roger Williams. He says he is entranced by the ability of pigment brushed onto canvas to create the color, texture and form of people, places and things in a way that somehow displays and evokes more than just those things. That reveals magic in the ordinary and speaks to a mystical connection, felt more than thought, with those forms.

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