Artist: Trisha Romance
Title: Faithful Friends
Image Size: 15.25" x 12.5" & 22" x 18"
Edition: Artist Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition to 15000 & 1000 AP's
Medium: Giclee on Paper and Canvas.
Artist Statement: As Mother Nature would have it, we have always been blessed with a constant cycle of wildlife on our farm. While pheasants feasted on tidbits of corn left by our old pony, deer shared the open fields with our horses. I always plant extra lettuce in the vegetable garden to insure an abundance for the "visiting" rabbits. Fish are nurtured from season to season in the reflecting pond, while raccoons, ground hogs and skunks regale nightly around the cat food dish in the stable!
Although they now accuse me of being "Snow White", I have always hoped that my children would never take God's Creatures for granted. After all it is their home too! But I must say that it is the birds that bring a constant source of joy and life to the farm. We have the fondest memories of raising a newly hatched sparrow that had fallen from it's nest. Affectionately named "Squirt", he was eventually released back into the wild, but would return to perch on our hands for a welcomed "squirt" of millet porridge. Part of the children's daily chores involved filling the multitude of bird feeders on the property. From the kitchen window I would watch as I prepared dinner. While all the other birds would scatter, the sprightly chickadee would wait, never afraid of their presence. This scene always put a smile on my face, but also an inspiration in my heart. I promised myself that I would one day paint this special part of life on our farm...when these little friends faithfully appear to warm even the coldest of winter days.