Silent Wisdom


This is a piece I painted for the group show “Gaia Reborn” curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine at the Urban Nation gallery in Berlin, Germany!  As of this writing, the original painting (an acrylic painting on a 16″x12″ panel in a glorious 25″x21″ frame) is available from Beautiful Bizarre online here – they are happy to ship worldwide, she is priced at $5400.

The “Gaia Reborn” theme of course is the collaborative vision of many artists (you can check out the other pieces from the show on the Beautiful Bizarre website) showing many interpretations of what a nature based utopia could look like.  Ideas of co-existing with the plant and animal life on our planet and the appreciation of natural beauty were elements encouraged for the exhibition.  I’ve celebrated the bounty our planet and included a still-life-esque tableaux of wine and glorious fruits.  If you look closely, you will see one of the plums actually appearing to bear the continental visage of our planet Earth.

There is a lot happening in this piece – take a close look at the reflection in the wineglass of in the background – a little nod to M.C. Escher and all the other artists of the past who have enjoyed hiding self-portraits of themselves painting inside their paintings.  You can see me holding my blue palette & wearing my green painting apron, lol, and even see the palm trees and view out my studio window in the reflection!

I show off the original painting (also I did a varnishing tutorial on this one) up at my Twitch channel – you can listen to me talk more about this piece and see her come to life on my YouTube Channel here .

On a side note – the owl featured in this painting is a “Barred Owl.”  While I was painting this piece, an actual Barred Owl (the first time I’ve ever seen one in my yard!) showed up about five feet away from my studio window, which seems very auspicious to me!

The original painting is available and can be seen at the gallery or purchased from them via email/phone for worldwide shipping, and we have prints and canvases available worldwide now!

The Masterpiece Limited Editions are now SOLD OUT.  We do have available the Open Edition Canvases which are remarqued with the JBG initial on the front, measure 12″x16″ (also wrapped & ready-to-hang) and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.


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Glossy Photo Prints

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These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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