Trails and Trees

November 20, 2017

My latest series of paintings is Trails and Trees.  I was inspired by the new paths I am taking in my life as a result of the two category 5 Hurricanes which struck my home on St Thomas in the USVI this past September. Because of the damage caused by these storms, I am now living and working in Reedville, Virginia.  My "Beautiful on the Edges" series of paintings of the beaches of St Thomas have been put on hold until I can experience the beaches as they are now.  Many trees were lost and beaches and shorelines changed dramatically. For weeks after the disaster struck, I was unable to focus or paint much of anything. I did find solace in nature and found myself hiking on many beautiful trails around the area. I also have many fond memories of hiking with my friends in the Islands. Many of the trails I enjoy are in the woods. I have always been passionate about trees and they are a consistent subject in much of my artwork. One morning while walking my daughter's dogs on a trail in Annapolis, Maryland and thinking of the choices I needed to make in my life, I realized the similarities to choosing a trail to take in a new park when I had no idea of what waited around the corner.  One of the definitions of a trail is "a beaten path trough rough country such as a forest of moor."  I intend for each painting to have a different feeling representing the many different paths we will find ourselves on in our lives.

 

 River Walk  by Brenda M Sylvia    Acrylic on Canvas   19x21"  SOLD   View of the Great Wicomico, Burgess, Virginia

 

 Through The Trees    by Brenda M Syliva   Acrylic on Canvas   15x30"   $1400    Buddy Attick Lake Park, Maryland

 

The Wide Path    by Brenda Sylvia    Acrylic on Masonite    Sold     View of Carter's Creek from Weems, Virginia

 

 The Path to Paradise    by Brenda M Sylvia    Acrylic on Canvas     28x34"     $2000   Scott Beach, St Thomas, USVI

 

Kansas Pathway   by Brenda M Sylvia    Acrylic on Canvas, 26x20, $1.600

 

Take Me to Church, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, Sold

 Going to the Sun, by Brenda M Sylvia,  Acrylic on canvas, SOLD

 

 Creekside on the Virginia Creeper Trail, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 14x18, $1000

 

 Truxon Trail, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 18x23, $1,400

 

 Follow the Yellow Brick Road, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x30, $2000

 

The Pine Path, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20, $1500

 

 Leaving the Beach, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 14x18, $1400

 The Woods, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 24x20, $1,400

 

 Mystic Blues, by Brenda M Sylvia, Acrylic on Canvas, 14x18, $1200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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