Let the enchanting artwork of Mary AlayneThomas enfold you in a world of stunning beauty and imagination as the colorful denizens of the Mystic Grove share their insightful secrets. You may discover surprising new perspectives from a daydreaming tiger and a mysterious lady wearing a peacock in her hair.
This special set includes 44 cards and a 96-page guidebook presenting keywords, inspirational messages and journal prompts with space provided for you to write down your thoughts as you journey through the Mystic Grove.
Artist Mary Alayne Thomas
"My work is the culmination of my lifelong passion for art. My journey began in Santa Fe New Mexico, where I was raised by two full time artists. I was exposed to art on a daily basis, and began illustrating children's magazines at the age of eleven.
I was initially taken with the luminosity and versatility of watercolor. After much experimentation with other mediums, I discovered the amazing and harmonious combination of encaustic with watercolor. Over time, I refined the process, which has evolved into my current technique.
My paintings are a complex layering of encaustic and silkscreen over a watercolor painting. There is a sense of mystery, a softness that emanates from the floating art forms within the transparent, waxy surface. It creates an atmospheric work, a dreamy ethereal expression.
I am constantly inspired by the wildlife, forests and dark beauty of my home in Portland Oregon, but childhood memories of wandering the mesas in Santa Fe continue to compel my work. I strive to capture those magical ephemeral moments we all experience, real or imagined."