This is a recently completed piece entitled "Saint Irene's Atlantis" which was created as a commissioned item for Shannon Roberts. When the commission was first set, Shannon was planning to celebrate her wedding day at a Greek venue and therefore wanted a little piece of Greece in her home to remind her of the special occasion. After much research and discussion, the beautiful, colourful, and tranquil scene of Santorini, Greece was the obvious choice! The piece is done with oils on canvas and was a time consuming and passion driven process. I decided to title the piece "Saint Irene's Atlantis" after doing some research on the location. The name "Santorini" actually translates to Saint Irene. It also turned out that many people believe that the Island of Santorini is the true Atlantis from the legends. I found this to be very interesting because the two concepts contradict each other. A catholic saint versus a mythical underwater world. Thus, I had to represent this in the name of the piece. I could not be happier with the results and the owners tell me they feel the same way!
Again, If anyone is interested in commissioning a piece please e-mail me at Info@MalindaPrudhomme.com. Please continue scrolling down for progress pictures!