Inspired, painting about inspiration, art featuring a toucan bird, art with shaggy ink cap mushroom, painting of Psilocybin mushrooms, magic mushroom fungi art, painting about making paintings, art meaning creativity, painting about being an artist, anthropomorphism art, painting of Costa Rica, art with clouds and sky, tropical scene painting, soulful uplifting inspirational art, soul stirring illusion 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

Our home is in the coastal rainforest of southern Costa Rica. It is a place sublime beauty and unspoiled nature. Toucans regularly fly around and feed in the trees just outside of my studio. When I was recently searching for a new painting idea, I considered the age-old advice to writers and artists: paint what’s around you, write what you know. And so came this vision – the inspired toucan. With a crest made of brushes and dripping paint upon the mushroom caps (which perhaps are simultaneously for food and further inspiration), he spreads his creativity upon the world.


21 x 14 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection