Original Painting by Francesca Page
Handmade by the artist unique UV sensitive watercolour paint, gouache and ink on paper (mixed media) 300gsm Cotton paper
Size 594mm x 841mm (23.4” x 33.1”)
Year completed: 2021
Pura Vida – Story behind the artwork
Pura Vida is a piece about of the project ‘Where two worlds collide’ which celebrates all things that live in and around the ocean and rainforest of Costa Rica – especially focusing on the area where these two worlds meet.
Pura Vida is a common phrase used in Costa Rica and translates to 'Pura Life'. I wanted to create something that sums up Costa Rica for me in one painting. Creating a fantasy and dream like world, playing with Vibrant colours, characters and composition. All reference images for this painting were taken by me whilst exploring costa Rica in 2019-2020. The keel-billed Toucan featured in this painting was inspired by my visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, where I had the pleasure to meet Patrick. He was one of the oldest residents at the Toucan Rescue Ranch. Patrick was confiscated as an illegal pet from someone's home and I got to see him enjoying his days at the Toucan Rescue Ranch, San Jose. I was captivated by his inquisitive funny character and knew he was going to be the star of the show in Pura Vida.
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"Thank you for stopping by, means the world. I specialise in Watercolour and colour with over 10 years of experience and a passion for capturing the natural world with my paint brushes. My work comes from a deep feeling from within that is ignited by my love for nature and my passion of exploring and diving. It’s these intermate moments under the waves that my art is born. I have an obsession for detail, colour theory and creating energy. A piece of my soul is in each painting and it is the most fulfilling experience for me as an artist to have my work in your homes around the world. Creating magic on your walls for people to love, cherish and to pass down for generations." - Francesca
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