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Beside Still Waters

There is a wonderful hideaway I visit only in may art, bathed in a silvery light, ablaze with flowers of every hue and description, silent save for the murmur of gently rushing waters. The title of this painting is taken from The Bible РPsalm 23:2 Рas 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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