If God Was A Child, painting of a countryside with a boy playing in the grass, painting with little boy on a path, painting of colorado countryside, art from pagosa springs colorado, painting with mountain  trail, art with an infant, painting meaning divine god, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion art, romantic art,  surrealism, surreal art, dreamlike imagery, fanciful art, fantasy art, dreamscape visual, metaphysical art, spiritual painting, metaphysical painting, spiritual art, whimsical art, whimsy art, dream art, fantastic realism art, magic realism oil painting by Paul Bond

There is a trail that leads to 4-Mile Falls, north of Pagosa Springs in southwest Colorado. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, and I loved hiking that path when I lived there. The locals call that area “God’s Country” (as if God would only hang out in one area, but, whatever). Looking over some of the photos I took on a particular trip, I rolled that concept around in my head. Nearby was my then infant son, playing on the ground. Fascinated and completely enthralled with whatever it was he was doing. Eureka! I could finally go to bed with the idea for my next painting completed.

If God Was A Child

48 x 24 - Oil On Canvas - Sold, Private Collection