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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

The Heart of the Neighbourhood

People go about their business on the cobblestone piazza surrounded by pastel-coloured town houses in this original painting.

Story: This is the heart of our neighbourhood, where all the narrow streets eventually lead. It's charming but humble: the town houses stand at attention, pretty pastel soldiers, but you'll find cobblestones under your feet. It's where we come to meet up with friends; it's where our children play. Wherever we're going, it's always on the way. Gossip flows here, a river of life. Laughter erupts, loud and strong, that healer of strife. The faces are ever-changing: people leave; return; stay. But this place remembers all of us, however far we stray. Keeper of secrets, knower of dreams, it's a magical place – or so it seems. It's the guardian of our stories, proud of the lives lived here. Listen closely and you'll hear our neighbourhood's heartbeat as you draw near.

Media: Acrylic and mixed media

Surface: Box canvas

Size: 20cm x 20cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 7.87" x 7.87" x 0.59" [depth]