The Inspiration Behind 'Benevolence'

'Benevolence' is an elf portrait that is part of the 'Book of Elves' painting series. 'Book of Elves' is a series of elf portraits that are inspired by quotes from the 19th century poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

This elf portrait was inspired by the quote:

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted to express Emerson's beautiful quote through this portrait of an elf who is holding in her hands a wounded little bird.

'Benevolence' is available as a 16"x20" (40x50cm) limited edition art print.