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Beside Still Waters

The title of this painting is taken from The Bible – Psalm 23:2 – as Beside Still Waters is my vision of what the Garden of Eden must have been like. As a Christian, I speculate on the mystery¬†and wonder of God’s creation when nature was perfect and unspoiled. As an artist, I try to convey my own wonder at the richness and variety I still find in the natural world. I believe Eden to be a wonderful hideaway bathed in a silvery light, ablaze with flowers of every hue and description – a silent save for the murmur of gently rushing waters. I’m not sure to this day whether it’s a dream or a memory.

  • In an ongoing tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden two N’s in Beside Still Waters.
  • Beside Still Waters is what Thom envisions the Garden of Eden to look like, and so took the name from The Bible under Psalm 23:2.
  • To this day, Thom himself is not sure if the image in Beside Still Waters is from a memory, or a dream.
Title Beside Still Waters
Published January 1993
Collection Streams of Living Water I

Image Size

16" x 20"

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