Monday, March 17, 2008

Art from Travels by Carol Jessen

"Mekong Light"
24 x 36"

We've just received one of Carol Jessen's newest paintings, Mekong Light, and we're not sure when we'll be getting more. Hurry in to see it, we're sure it won't be here long. Out of the six pieces we received from her last month, we have none left! This beautiful piece was inspired by the light coming in through the window on a recent trip to Laos. "I was just walking by and thought, I have to paint that!" She's captured a beautiful moment in time, and we can't wait to see the rest of her work inspired by this trip.

Carol stayed in the town of Luang Prabang, a world heritage site known for its many temples. She compared it to the city of Manhattan because of its proximity to water. It's unique location between two rivers gives Luang Prabang wonderfully misty mornings, something this San Francisco native is definitely familiar with. She's got plans for a series of paintings inspired by that mist.
Carol has also started a monk series based on some of the sights she took in in Laos. Carol rose at 5:30 nearly every morning to watch the monks at the temples preforming their morning oms. She would give them rice some mornings, others she'd just observe and take photographs. We hope that some of these monk paintings make it into our upcoming exhibition of Carol's work in 2009.

For more examples of Carol's beautiful work, visit our website at

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