This piece is oil on panel. The 14" x 11" cradled panel has sides finished with paint and is fitted with a sawtooth making it ready to hang.
Raised in a log cabin in the woods, Kim Ferreira now lives in Portsmouth, NH, a lovely little city by the sea. Since the birth of her daughter in 2017, her work has focused on animals doing human things, specifically the things she loves including but not limited to, and in no particular order: sweet treats, flowers, music, nature, friends and family, books, chocolate, teatime, gardening, gazing at the stars and moon, her hankie. She calls the series 'Joie de Vivre', the french term used to describe the exuberant enjoyment of life.
This piece is part of Kim's May '22 solo show ‘New Beginnings’; a collection of twelve new paintings inspired by Spring. Birds, bees, flowers, trees - all creatures great and small find peace and joy together in the rising sun.
Two foxes frolic through melting snow. Four friends find shelter from the rain under a single umbrella. Six songbirds serenade a mother deer and her newborn fawn.
Spring is new life and regrowth. Spring is alive and lush with possibility. Spring is dependable and a promise that light will follow darkness.