A Garden of Stars

30" Tall x 30" Wide, Acrylic on Canvas 
Commissioned for the Little Prince show at the Corey Helford Gallery

Through this painting, I wanted to capture the mystery of the stars and of the moment that the Little Prince discovers a new planet far away. I imagined how looking out at the enchanting vista and up at the stars would bring the Little Prince comfort when I read the quote from the book, “If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are
a-bloom with flowers...”

The landscape is inspired by the cave at Tre Cime di Lavaredo located in the Dolomites in Northern Italy. The three angular mountain peaks are framed through a natural rock portal which is highlighted by the glow from the stars above.