Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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18 x 18in oil on museum quality panel
Someone asked me recently why most all of my paintings rarely have people in them.  Food for thought.  I am guilty as charged for sure.  Even when out photographing, I find myself waiting for the nano second when a place empties itself of personalities (like the Mission at San Juan Capistrano, location of the painting Quiet).  And if they are there in my photo (as in Venice, a Love Shared) I will leave them out.  This habit of mine goes way back and the question posed is not new to me.
Detail of Chair…EMPTY chair…:))

I love painting places that allow one to wander in,

Love and Tranquility among the roses….

alone, to provide a respite from the “sustained direct attention” that characterises our lives!  A place from which to reflect.

And that, in effect, is why I LOVE  to paint….and LOVE places that allow the imagination to wander.
Simply and most wonderfully for  the tranquility it brings.

You are welcome to sit in the chair above and if anyone tries to bother you…..I will paint them out..:)))
Note: This painting is from the series of pieces I did for “Let There Be Love….”. Several of the paintings are available for purchase and you can see the entire collection by clicking here. From now until December 31, 2010 these paintings come with free shipping and an autographed copy of the book, “Let There Be Love…”. For those local to my area that don’t require shipping, the estimated shipping cost will be deducted from the piece. I am also offering flex pay (3 payments spread out of 3 months) to ensure you get the painting you desire..:))
Also, I did a talk about this body of work —to go to page with video, click here.

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  • Debbi Smith Rourke - December 18, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Love umbrella paintings and have series I want to do of my grandmother’s back deck umbrella, now gone and sold. Also can totally relate to your desire for tranquility. The viewer also enjoys seeing the empty chair which invites them to sit and stay awhile in the gorgeous setting. Happy holidays! I’m sure others have told you your paintings are “dreamy.” So apt.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - December 17, 2010 - 6:18 pm

    So well said my friend…thanks for sharing and your transparency in you and your paintings.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Popple - December 17, 2010 - 10:14 am

    I really enjoyed hearing your thought process about tranquility. I find it difficult to articulate those kinds of thoughts and you do it with such ease. Also, enjoyed your two videos. Well done!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - December 17, 2010 - 7:04 am

    I loved this painting and the conclusion you came to about why you paint the way you do. And, I think that is why your work is so popular- it is what we are looking for. Peace and Tranquility in this crazy life.
    Beautiful-you and the painting!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Roux - December 17, 2010 - 6:54 am

    I did this years ago too. Always had a place for viewers to enter, a place for them to sit and a wonderful view for them to appreciate… Interesting to read the “facts” behind the creation. Even when I did it, I never searched for a reason. Eventually the desire to paint periodic people took over. It was hard to get my mind into the right compositions after having it where yours is at the moment. Empty and beautiful is peaceful!

    Enjoy your holidays!ReplyCancel

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