It tells the story of a financier who, having made his money, gives up the city to follow his long held goal of being a philanthropist.
Firstly he takes a short break to the place where he grew up and is surprised that the dreams of childhood come back to him so easily.
From that moment on, he is a prisoner in fairyland - and the way he travels there each night, is on the train that comes down from the sky to pick him up... the Starlight Express.
Its a lovely book, with a flying train, a net of stars and a cave of starlight, which once placed into people lightens their load and makes them happy; children and adults who come alive in their sleep and go about doing good; it exhorts us to send good thoughts into the world, because by doing that we do great things.
The story was so appealing to me, it fired a few paintings in my mind. The first was The Starlight Express.
Here's my vision...
The Starlight Express
15" x 11"
Arches 140lb rough paper
WN aq paint.
A Prisoner in Fairyland is available as a free e-book.
It can be downloaded HERE in epub, pdf or kindle format.
There is no hidden benefit telling you this, just sharing a delightful book :)