For the Love of Nature

by | May 2022


“But for one’s health, as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” —Vincent Van Gogh

There is nothing better than to get your hands dirty by planting some seeds and experiencing the bounty a garden offers to our soul. I love how artist Richard Merchán takes Irises (circa 1889) by Van Gogh and incorporates it into his own work, Rachel’s Room.

You can feel her love of nature as she is transfixed by the splendors this painting offers. It really is miraculous to experience the beauty that grows from the tiniest of seeds.

Merchán resides in the area and has a prolific body of work. Reach out to The Art Girls for a complete catalog showcasing his paintings and sculptures.

Artist: Richard Merchán
Title: Rachel’s Room
Scale: 48×60
Medium: Original Acrylic on Canvas

Contributed by Hollie Blanchard of The Art Girls. View more at
Art Girls Minneapolis @artgirls_mpls


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