Oil on canvas.  Signed by artist.

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The primary factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation of aquatic plants, adapted to the unique hydric soil. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life.

Those important characteristics are magnificently captured in this stunning piece.  Your first insight is the depth of the work that immediately sends your eye to the center, following the stream to the horizon.  A lone tree stands in silhouette on the left as the sun begins to set casting shadows over the marsh.  A beautiful blue sky is fading to orange and yellow.

When placed on a wall at the end of a hallway or a large room, a sense of profound distance is amplified.  Your eye will be drawn to that horizon as if it were a 3D effect.  The glossy white frame encompasses the vibrant colors of the oil painting.  This piece works in any decor or environment showcasing one of nature’s  ecological treasures.

Framed size: 42 1/2″ wide x 42 1/2″ high.