This painting was created especially for a surprise Christmas present in 2011 .
Over the summer, my client Ron and his wife Pat took a family vacation to Ireland, and were able to visit the land where Pat's ancestors had once lived in a castle. While there, Ron took dozens of photos which he then gave me to use as reference material for this painting. He wanted the painting to be a Christmas gift for Pat, and we even planned the size so that it could easily be made into prints--which he then gave to all the members of his family who went on the trip with them.
What a thoughtful person!
Hopefully the painting captures the spirit of the the Irish Countryside that is so restful and inspiring.