My painting "The Heart of the Spring" has been selected for the exhibition "Yeats, Poetry and Place" at The Hyde Bridge Gallery in Sligo, Ireland. The gallery is located in the Yeats Memorial Building and is celebrating the 150th birthday of their native son William Butler Yeats. The following is a passage from his short story "The Heart of the Spring" that inspired my work.
It was one of those warm, beautiful nights when everything seems carved of precious stones. Sleuth Wood away to the south looked as though cut out of green beryl, and the waters that mirrored them shone like pale opal. The roses he was gathering were like glowing rubies, and the lilies had the dull lustre of pearl.