I love to paint trees. From a decorating perspective they serve as great anchors to a room because they introduce a strong unifying element. They can transform a bare corner and are a nice way to add color and life to a room. But they also add a lot of “psychic” nourishment. Trees are living models of being anchors, rooted, full of beauty, grace. Each one is unique, and has it’s own character. I have been painting a lot of trees and also have received lots of inquiries from my website about trees. If it is a trend, I think it is a good one.
Here is a “dream tree” that I painted in my own dining room. I painted the wall first with a magnetic primer so that I can easily collage images and text over the top with the help of magnets instead of more permanent adhesive. The idea is to create a “family dream collage” where everyone contributes to mapping out our dreams for our life.
The quote on the bottom right reads, “There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” -Nehru
For more information about this mural project, read my blog post Anchored by Trees.