California Palms in the Preserve art print by Maria Hunt. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
A popular place to visit in the Palm Springs area, is the Thousand Palms Preserve. The Preserve has scenic hiking trails that lead to a natural... more
A popular place to visit in the Palm Springs area, is the Thousand Palms Preserve. The Preserve has scenic hiking trails that lead to a natural oasis, with stands of palms and the option of standing on the San Andreas Fault line. There is a measure of serenity there, and a perfect place to picnic in the shade of the palms after a lovely hike or a morning spent painting en plein air. I have painted this preserve from multiple perspectives. It was said to me, "It is the process- not the end result that matters" and while I like the "end result" to be a painting worth selling, I do get a sense of "Anchoring" Joy in the land on which I stand and paint. Because there is a space a painter goes to that is joyful, peaceful, with a sense of connection to the earth and the beauty therein, I get the sense of the "Journey"..
The original is an 6x8 in a simple elegant Plein Air frame. A larger original of the painting process
Special thanks to the Fine Art America groups for the honor of...
About Maria Hunt
"ART, something I always wanted as part of my life, HAS become a passion that fills my soul, and leaves me full of joy, one brushstroke at a time."
After 30 years as a successful business woman, Maria Hunt, finding the nest empty, and having fulfilled her role as financial contributor, retired to the Palm Springs area, pursuing her childhood dream of studying and creating art. She started in 2000 with art classes at College of the Desert. She refined her skills in plein air painting by attending workshops across the U.S. The years left to get "really good" at art are diminishing, and her focus is laser sharp. She spends one week a month teaching art to Children (and older versions of children) She...