L'isola, painting of Tuscan farmhouse sitting on top of stacked stones, painting of stacked rock cairn on farmland in Italy, art with cairn on island, art dreaming of Tuscany Italy, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

L’isola is Italian for ‘The Island’. On honeymoon in Italy a while back, I was inspired by the scenes of Tuscany. The hilltop villas, farmhouses and walled cities looked like islands to me. Afloat in a sea of rolling hills and vineyards. And like islands, their beauty, charm and culture remain largely protected and intact. It was also symbolic of how my wife and I felt then. That feeling of divine protection which new love gives. We felt we were floating above the world – yet more deeply in it than ever. With a heightened perspective of what is important in life – as represented by the perched farmhouse.

L'isola

31 x 18 - Oil On Panel - Sold, Private Collection