When a mural painter has no ladder there are always alternative canvasses. I illustrate floors and tabletops and doors. This ‘Venus underfoot’ is from a renaissance hallway in the art gallery I used to own near Inverness, Scotland.
Another of Botticelli’s paintings, The Adoration of the Magi, inspired my latest historical romance fantasy, ‘Adoration.’ In this love story, Venus reigns supreme after a lapse of five-hundred years when a contemporary woman is invited into the painting in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence to reunite with a ghostly lover in the fifteenth-century.
I love the fictional ability to time-slip and to enable artists commune directly in narrative in order to explain, enlighten, and appeal to our curious nature. Too often we think of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Botticelli as gods, and while they are surely divine artists, their human qualities are often overshadowed by their amazing accomplishments.
My historical fantasy novels feature lost art and artists who having communicated in paint, may continue to speak through my imagination.
Please view my category: Fine Art/ Floorals to see more of my floor paintings.