Delighted to share my new painting with you! The ‘Valley of Insight’ is inspired by the Valley of Insight into Hidden Mysteries, as mentioned in the Conference of The Birds – the beautiful, epic 12th Century poem by Farid ud-Din Attar. If you have not read this enlightening classic, drop everything, and go out and buy yourself a copy! I highly recommend this translation by Dick Davis, published by Penguin.
My painting uses 18 and 23 carat shell gold, indigo pigment, gouache, and watercolour on handmade Indian hemp paper. For sales enquiries please contact Jonathan Cooper Gallery.
There is a secret link between the constellations I’ve used in the painting – can anyone guess?