“But for one’s health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” —Vincent Van Gogh
There is nothing better than to get your hands dirty by planting some seeds and experiencing the bounty a garden offers to our soul. I love how artist Richard Merchán takes Irises (circa 1889) by Van Gogh and incorporates it into his own work Rachel’s Room.
You can feel her love of nature as she is transfixed by the splendors this painting offers. It really is miraculous to experience the beauty that grows from the tiniest of seeds.
Merchán has a prolific body of work and resides in the Minnetonka area. Reach out to The Art Girls for a complete catalog showcasing his paintings and sculptures.
Artist: Richard Merchán
Title: Rachel’s Room
Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas
Contributed by Hollie Blanchard of The Art Girls. View more at artgirlsmpls.com.